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HND Digital Technologies (Software Development and Programming)

This course is a Higher Technical Qualification

This programme is designed by industry specialists to cultivate the next generation of Software Developers and Programmers. This programme is tailored to provide you with a deep understanding of the principles of software development, coupled with practical programming skills that are highly sought after in today’s digital economy.

Our course encompasses a variety of modules, including Advanced Programming and Risk Analysis & Systems Testing. Advanced Programming will delve into complex programming concepts and techniques, enhancing your problem-solving skills and ability to write efficient code. Risk Analysis & Systems Testing will equip you with the skills to identify potential risks in software systems and conduct rigorous testing to ensure optimal performance and security.

Whether you’re a recent graduate of our HNC aiming to start a career in software development, or a professional seeking to upskill, our HND Digital Technologies (Software Development & Programming) offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, setting you up for success in the dynamic field of software development.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year FT, 2 Years PT

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body


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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Level 5- Year 1

Business Intelligence

Internet of Things

Emerging Technologies

Data Structures & Algorithms

Advanced Programming

Risk Analysis and Systems Testing

Digital Sustainability

Pitching and Negotiating Skills

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this programme is in-person, on campus. This includes interactive lectures, workshops, practical sessions and independent study. Some elements of this programme may also be delivered online.

Level 4 qualification in digital technologies or equivalent.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have acquired skills that enable you to consider career paths as a Software Developer, Solutions Architect, Test Analyst, Data Analyst, Network Engineer or technician or a Systems Technician.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto a Top up degree to achieve a full Level 6 BSc.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7940.00 FT, £3970.00 PT PA

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition, and assessment).

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may wish to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: DTSH
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the UCAS website Apply direct to UCDon if we are your only option Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474