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HND in Computing

Level 5 qualification, the HND (equal to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s Degree) with an embedded level 4 qualification, the HNC – Leads to the final year of a Bachelor’s Programme.

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September 2022



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HND in Computing has been designed to develop students for various tasks and situations they will face as an IT professionals. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing also keeps an eye on future trends to prepare for any changes that may affect this ever evolving industry.

The non-specialist ‘Computing’ pathway, permits students to finish a Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma without pledging to a particular professional specialisation. This offers greater flexibility to students in deciding their specialisation in the future.

The credits gained on an HND are equal to the first two years of an undergraduate programme, a lot of universities in the United Kingdom and internationally can offer you a seat on the third or final year of a degree course (rather than making you start at the beginning).

Study Option

Blended Learning (Live Lectures +Online Learning)

Course Location

International Centre of Excellence – ICE / Online  

Course Level

Entry Level


There is no assessment for this course.

Entry Requirements

12 Years of Education completed(A level pass / intermediate pass or equivalent)

Course Elements

Classes will be held at Islamabad Campus from 1st January 2021.


The overall duration of the HND (Year1 + Year 2) is 2 years which leads on to the final year of an undergraduate programme.

Each individual unit carries 15 credits. You are required to complete 240 credits to secure your HND in Computing.


  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Project
  • Software Development Lifecycles 
  • Maths for Computing


  • Computer Research Project
  • Computer Intelligence
  • Network Management
  • Advanced Programming
  • Systems Analysis
  • E-Commerce
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

Students will be assessed by practical tasks, work projects, assignments and written work during their time on the course.

For entry in an HND programme, the student must have at least one of the following in academics

  • 12 Years of Education completed(A level pass / intermediate pass or equivalent)

All of the study materials and student handbooks will be supplied. A tutor will be allocated to you for academic support who you can contact on the phone and email. For administrative support, you will be given access to a Student Support Coordinator. 

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About the Instructors

All leading professionals and academics from accross the globe including Pakistan and the UK.

Ejaz Chowdary​

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Sumbal Manzoor

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Mandy Hayward

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Course Benefits

Recognised by Foreign/Local Accreditation Bodies

Affordable and Flexible

Results in Employability Prospects Worldwide

Governed by trusted Bodies


A Higher National Diploma is a two years undergraduate programme leading to an international graduate degree. It is a skill based qualification designed to help the candidates with employment by giving them hands-on skills, focusing on varnishing skills and teaching them practical application of concepts. This programme is a coursework based qualification and is spread over two years (4 semesters), with different specialization pathways. The aim of this qualification is to equip the learner with up-to-date sector-related skills so as to make the employment path easier for them by focusing on the skill sets in addition to understanding and knowledge of the content and the subjects. It is a flexible programme that meets the requirements of working individuals as well.

Currently we are offering HND in Business and Computing with different specialized pathways. The learner can choose the pathways at the start of their session and can enroll in the designated programme. Each pathway ensures a holistic academic and vocational experience for the learner.

Anyone with a Level 3 qualification is eligible for the programme, this includes A-Levels, FSC and Pre-U Foundation Diploma.

Yes, the progarmme is approved by HEC and at the completion of two years the candidate can claim the equivalence which is equal to a 14 years qualification in local context. Choosing to do the top-up year and ensuring the undergraduate degree requirements are complete, the candidate can get equivalence from HEC for a 16 years honours degree.

Equivalent to 14 years of education in Pakistan, plus a chance at employment in their elected field as this is a skill- based qualification. As this is a skill-based qualification designed for working professionals and individuals aspiring to work in management, administartive and other professional settings, just a two years qualification is still enough to help launch their career. The difference between an HNC and HND is the number of credit hours.

The total cost of HND is 692000PKR including 600 pounds international fees. The tuition fee can also be paid in installments (consult admissions department).

This programme has a total of 120 credit hours in first years, which is also called Higher National Certificate. After successfully completing the first year, the learner can choose to leave the programme with just the certificate with 120 credit hours. The second year, called the Higher National Diploma, also has 120 credits, and at the completion the student gets a qualification equivalent to a 14 years programme in the local context.

A top-up year is the final year of the undergraduate programme. HNC is the first years of an undergraduate programme, HND is the second year and top-up is the final year. Any learner, after completing their Higher National Diploma, can directly enroll in the top-up year in any university that has partnered with the awarding body or offers that pathway and graduate with that university’s undergraduate degree. The final degree will be awarded by the university stating that you have completed a BA (Hons.) degree with them.

Buckinghamshire University through its distance learning programme offers a Top-up year for ICE students who have successfully completed their HND in Business.

The Centre operates on-campus primarily but online mode of study is also available and can be requested in case of special circumstances. The request can be made through the admission office. For both modes of study, the learners will have access to all the learning material and the best faculty in their respective are of specialization.

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Ejaz Chowdary

Ejaz Chowdary brings his business expertise and visionary leadership from his experience in education management, IT and the military. He is the Director and CEO of iQualify UK and shares the ambition of bringing globally recognised professional qualification in accessibility for students and professionals in Pakistan.

Sumbal Manzoor-CMgr MCMI

Sumbal Manzoor is an experienced academician and management professional who is Head of Centre at ICE. She also holds the General Manager (Academics) position at iQualify UK and has been associated with the higher education sector, in UK and Pakistan, for the past decade working in different capacities that include Lecturer, Programme Coordinator, Education Manager and Research Supervisor.
Along with holding a Chartered Manger status, she acquired her Graduate & Post Graduate qualifications in Business Administration & Strategic Management and Leadership from Buckinghamshire New University. Sumbal continues to work with the Chartered Management Institute-UK as a Lecturer, vocational trainer and assessor pursuing professional management qualifications.

Mandy Hayward

Mandy is an experienced educator currently serving as the Programame Leader – HND Business Management, Travel & Tourism Management and Hospitality Management at the City College London since 2018. Moreover, she has also taught at Harlow College, Hertford Regional College and Anglia Ruskin University. She has also worked as a Marketing Manager at Tesco PLC