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Higher Education Courses

Computing HTQ – Networking and Database Design and Development (MAP 30 Credits)

Course code: G65P168
Type: Higher Education inc Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ)
Location: Hereford
HE Modular Accelaration Programme - £1,500.00

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course consists of two Level 4 modules from the HTQ in Computing.

This unit combination will give you an insight into the challenges that organisations face in the development and management of their networks. You will understand how to design and develop efficient databases whilst addressing issues such as scalability, data integrity and system optimisation.

Why choose us

The two modules form part of the HTQ in Computing for England (Cyber Security pathway). This qualification is taught by a range of experienced industry professionals and the aim of the course is to develop your theoretical and knowledge and practical skills associated with networking, database development and general computing. It is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding to progress to further studies in higher education or employment. We run on a dedicated network with high specification industry standard equipment where learners have the freedom to learn using real-world equipment and resources. Links to various professionals and employers within the world of networking and wider computing industry.

What you could do next

This course offers you various progression paths into the workplace and higher education: ·

  • Completion of the full Higher National Certificate in Computing (Cyber Security)

  • Completion of the full Higher National Diploma in Computing (Cyber Security)

  • Enrolment onto another higher education course (including full degree courses, through credit transfer/recognition of prior attainment)

  • Progression onto a career in computing and cyber security.

Popular modules

Level 4 module accreditation:

Unit 2 | Networking (15 Credits)

Unit 4 | Database Design and Development (15 Credits)

You will delve into the intricacies of setting up, monitoring, optimising, and managing networks. You’ll gain practical skills in network architecture, configuration, troubleshooting, and performance optimisation, equipping you to design and maintain efficient and reliable networks for various types of organisations.

In database design and development, you will explore the principles of designing, implementing, and managing databases. From conceptualising data models to constructing relational databases, you will learn to create efficient and scalable database solutions. Through hands-on projects, you’ll master SQL queries, database optimisation techniques, and database administration tasks, preparing you to design and maintain robust database systems for a range of applications.

In this unit combination, we will explore the interplay between networking and database design and development in the realm of cyber security. You will dive into how these disciplines intersect with cyber security, examining best practices to defend systems against potential attackers and threats. Through hands-on exercises and simulations, you’ll step into the roles of both attacker and defender.

Key facts


Studied part-time for five months, and students will attend college 6 hours per week.

Cost – Absolutely free!

The Government are funding up to 30 credits of study as part of the modular acceleration programme for 24/25.

If you wish to continue onto the full HTQ, your already low HE studies cost will be discounted by a further 25%!

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, projects, and case studies.

All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors.

The qualification will be graded at pass, merit, and distinction.

Entry requirements

We welcome interest from all learners aged 19+ which a keen interest in computing. All students will be admitted on their ability to benefit from study at this level, their intellectual capacity and motivation to succeed.