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Our software pathway gives students the opportunity to further explore topics such as software development lifecycles – an integrated process that promotes building good quality, secure software throughout the entire development process.


Theoretical understanding will be translated into practical skills through live software development lifecycle projects, and students will become confident in the use of specialist tools and techniques relevant to a chosen methodology, as used in industry.






Did you know?


>130k Software developer vacancies in 2018 means that the role is still the most in demand tech position across all clusters in the UK.
(Tech Nation 2019)





Skills to <SPAN> your career

Students studying the HNC in Computing (Software) will focus on the core knowledge, skills and attitudes for a career in Software Development:

<SPAN> of technical abilities for a lifelong career in the digital sector.



Course highlights


To ensure you are prepared for entering the industry, you will join BCS The Chartered Institute for IT as a student member and complete the following accreditations:


– Professional Registration for IT Technicians (RITTech)
– MTA Certification: Microsoft Technology Associate
– PCAP – Programming Essentials in Python





Course Level: 4
Start Date: 14/09/2020
Course Location: Bletchley Campus
Course Fees: £6000 

Course Duration: Available to study full time over one year or part time over two years

Entry Requirements: Students are expected to have achieved at least 32-48 UCAS points in computing, information technology or similar discipline – e.g. C grade at A-Level, MP grade at BTEC/OCR/UAL Level 3, Pass at Access – or relevant industry experience considered.




Good to know

The most in demand specialist digital skills are programming languages such as SQL, Microsoft C~, Hava, .NET, C++ and Python (SEMLEP 2019 – Analysis of Digital Skills in the South East Midlands).

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Employer-led learning

We work in partnership alongside a number of prestigious companies who champion digital innovation and training. You can expect to take on work placements, live projects and workshops led by Microsoft, KPMG, Cranfield University, Volkswagen Financial Services, Activate Learning and more.

Find out more about our employer partnerships





Explore our facilities


Our HNC Computing (Software) students have access to dedicated facilities at our Bletchley Campus. Explore some of the facilities available to our undergraduate students below.







Meet Jake Leonard - HNC Computing student 


Hear from Jake as he shares his experiences of his first year as an undergraduate student at Milton Keynes College.



Meet Jake

Live employer projects


As part of this course, students will have the opportunity to input into live project briefs, set by external organisations.


Example live project


Employer partner: Dominos Pizza HQ, based Milton Keynes

Project: Food Aggregation/Interface System

Curriculum link(s): Programming, Managing a Successful Project

Overview: Dominos is working with their partners to create a system for interfacing with different food providers. Students were asked to find ways to design the back-end ordering system.




Ready to apply?

So, you've heard all about the amazing opportunities available through studying the HNC Computing (Software) pathway. The only thing left to do is apply, and get ready to start the next chapter in September 2020.


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