HND in Digital Technologies (2 years)

The HND will assist you in developing a variety of critical skills necessary for admission into this fascinating and constantly changing industry if you are interested in pursuing a career in digital technology. Additionally, you'll learn transferrable abilities that are highly appreciated in both business and higher education, such as communication, teamwork, research, and analysis.

University TBA
Degree HND in Digital Technologies
Level of study level 3
Start date September, January, June
Duration 2 years
Location London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester
Delivery Weekends, Weekdays or Evenings
Hours per week 9-12h
Fees £6000
Finances Eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan

Course Overview

Students who desire to continue their education through applied learning should take the HND in Digital Technologies course. The Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals are geared toward students who want to work in the field of digital computing and offer an extensive study of the industry.

Students who successfully complete this course have the option of pursuing occupations like:

- Business analyst
- Digital Technologist
- IT Support technician
- Data analyst
- Software developer
- Network technician
- Software tester
- Risk analyst
- Data analytics consultant

Entry Requirements
Funding & Fees

Year 1

Core Mandatory Units:
- Professional Practice in the Digital Economy (15 credits)
- Innovation and Digital Transformation (15 credits)
Additional Units:
- Programming (15 credits)
- Big Data and Visualisation (15 credits)
- Security (15 credits)
- Networking (15 credits)
- Database Design & Development (15 credits)
- Website Design & Development (15 credits)

Year 2

Core Mandatory Units:
- Business Intelligence (15 credits)
- Internet of Things (15 credits)
- Emerging Technologies (15 credits)
Additional Units:
- Business Information Technology Systems (15 credits)
- Digital Marketing (15 credits)
- Customer Value Management (15 credits)
- Work Based Learning in the Digital Economy (15 credits)
- Digital Sustainability (15 credits)

All Applicants can apply based on their work experience. Consequently, academic qualifications/diploma is not required.

Applicants without academic diplomas need to demonstrate motivation and their suitability for this specific course.

To sum up, you don’t need any qualifications to be accepted at the university or college. You just need to speak basic English.

English language requirements

● All applicants can take FREE English test

There are no formal examinations required for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

● Presentation
● Writing an assignment
● Analysing a case study
● Completing a portfolio of evidence
● Writing reports

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work.
Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Funding for your studies

All of the students will receive Student Finance which means that you don't need to pay anything.

Tuition Fee Loans

Your tuition fees are paid using a tuition fee loan. This is given to your University or College directly. Only once you have completed your study and are making at least £26,575 per year do loan repayments begin. Students who study full- or part-time may apply

Maintenance Loans

To pay for living expenses, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan if you qualify. T his loan is deposited straight into your bank account. After you complete your degree and earn more than £26,575, your maintenance loan is due. Please visit for additional details.

Maintenance Loan is NOT eligible for studying ONLINE.

Maintenance Grants

Additionally, you can apply for a Maintenance Grant to assist with living expenses. At the beginning of the term, maintenance grants are deposited straight into your bank account. Although you are not required to pay them back, any money you get will lower the amount of the Maintenance Loan you might be eligible for should you decide to apply for one as well.

General info

Student finance for undergraduate degrees covers:

- Tuition fee Loan - £9250 per year. This money goes directly from the Student Loan Company to the University (you don’t touch this money).
- Maintenance loan: covers your own expenses and living costs.
- £9706 per year in you live outside the London
- £13000 if you live in London
The maintenance Loan goes directly to your account and you can do with this money whatever you want.

If you have pre-settled status you need to work and keep working during the status.
If you have a settled status you don’t need to work.

The loan is provided by the UK government and covers 100% of the tuition fees charged by universities. The repayment rules are very favourable.

More information can be found on the government website:

Enrolling for July & September 2023

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