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Computing (Business)

Qualification type: HNC Location:
Subject area: Level: 4
Leaflet Number: 6350 Course Code: CR3796-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: HNC/CB N110
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at

Institution code is M10 and course code is HNC/CB N110.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.

Qualification type: 
Subject area: 
Computing and IT

What's the Computing (Business) course about?

This course provides individuals with a broad understanding of organisation structure, the business environment, and systems, analysis and design of database development, together with the underpinning theory of computer architecture and networks. It enables them to function effectively in the business world in the provision of IT systems for the support of the information requirements of organisations.

It is most suited to individuals who wish to relate their technical knowledge to a broad range of business issues from a general management perspective. With a focus on the commercial application of technology, it supports a wide range of career opportunities through the development of appropriate skills.

The course develops appropriate knowledge and skills in business and IT through an integrative teaching and learning strategy. The principles and techniques of management are also studied throughout the course and offer an opportunity to combine a business and technical education in an applied vocational context.

Particular emphasis is placed on the application of hardware and software packages and products to the solution of business problems.

Our university level courses incorporate work experience and live briefs. This provides you with the opportunity to gain real work skills and develop relationships with potential employers

Subjects covered include
- Business skills for e-Commerce
- Computer systems
- Database design concepts
- System analysis and design
- Website design
- Programming in Java
- Human computer interaction
- Employability and professional development

A variety of assessment methods are used, including coursework assignments, presentations, in-class assessments and group and individual projects.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

This course provides an ideal pathway for anyone who wants to pursue a career in management within public or commercial organisations. On successful completion of this course students may apply to The Manchester College to top up the HNC to an HND.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in an IT or business-related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. UCAS tariff points required: 80.

Mature students (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.


Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year


Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.