Computing has been aligned to the occupational standard for Software Developers.
It has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical
Education (IfATE) as a HTQ Software Engineering.
Qualifications (HTQs) are Level 4 and 5 qualifications (such as HNDs/Foundation
Degrees/Diploma HE) that have been approved as meeting occupational standards
for the relevant sector. Having been developed in collaboration with employers
in an ambition to meet the needs of the growing demands of the industry, a
Higher Technical Qualification provides the opportunity to gain the proper
training, knowledge, and skills to be successful in the
Studying for the
HTQ in Computing at Fareham College, you will access state-of-the-art facilities
that align with the industry. Complete with lab facilities, high tech
specifications and modern settings, you will study a broad range of computing
topics that prepare you for your next steps.
In your first
year of studying for the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing
(General pathway), you will be required to complete the following six mandatory
units and one specialist unit:
In addition, you
will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in
research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. You will also be
given the opportunity to study units aligned to professional vendor
qualifications and allow you, if you wish to apply after unit completion, to be
assessed externally for the vendor qualification.
successfully completing the first year and achieving the Level 4 National
Certificate in Computing, you will progress onto the Level 5 Higher National
Diploma, which allows you to specialise by committing to specific career paths
and progression routes directed towards degree-level study. At
Fareham College, you have the opportunity to specialise in Software Engineering,
which has been aligned to the Software Developer occupational standards as
defined by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
As part of the
Level 5, you will study topics such as;
Structures and Algorithms
Programming and Design principles
Find out more
about the new Higher Technical Qualification here.