HND Computer Science QDT

The Qualification Development Team (QDT) for the review of HND Computer Science met for the first time on Friday.

We made a lot of progress, mostly due to the good work done as part of the scoping exercise carried out previously. We also decided on a lead developer, a retired university lecturer, who will lead the development.

We discussed various aspects of the current award, including the role of maths within computer science and how the revised award should be structured – we decided on mandatory units, restricted options (where centres must choose a defined number of units from a limited list) and open options (where centres have complete freedom of choice).

We’re using our new accelerated development process for this review so we hope to have the revised award available to centres within six months (January 2018).

It’s not too late to join the QDT so please contact Helen if you’re interested in getting involved.


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