Our Pre-Applied Pathway offers you the opportunity to join HNC and gain the qualifications you need to access our Applied or Blended Pathway.
These year long courses give you the skills, knowledge and academic foundation you need to progress. Most students who study one of our Pre-Applied Pathway courses do progress to an Applied or Blended Pathway, although equally you can opt to pursue employment or an apprenticeship.
Are you looking for a hands-on qualification developed by the IT sector, for the IT sector? Do you want an opportunity to gain access to Level 3 qualifications? Then our Pre-Applied ICT course is for you!
Standard requirements for a Pre-Applied pathway.
For further information on the pathways, please click here.
This engaging subject will see you studying a range of topics, including:
- Computer networks
- Website development
- Software development
- Installing and maintaining computer hardware
Educate, Enrich, Enlighten
Through your experience of practical activities and theory you will develop your self-confidence, written and verbal communication skills. Group work, role plays and presentations will offer you the chance to develop as a student and prepare you for your next step. Your projects and assignments are based on real life situations, giving you the ability to see how the theory you are learning relates to real life.
All of our students are encouraged to prepare for their future achievements by undertaking additional qualifications such as Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Our highly qualified and dedicated staff will help you get ready for your next step – for most students this is continuing their studies at Level 3. As part of your journey you’ll enjoy some fantastic experiences including trips, visits and guest speakers, and the chance to take part in our ‘Dragon’s Den’ style IMPACT day.
Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams
For most students the Pre-Applied Pathway leads to further study at HNC, either on the Applied or Blended Pathway. Some students do choose to enter the workplace at a junior level, including applying for an apprenticeship.
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Please note that this is a year long, full time study programme that effectively offers you an opportunity to progress to a Level 3 study programme, or enter the workplace at a junior level
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