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HNC Digital Technologies

Course Overview

Gain the specialist knowledge and practical skills you need to start your career in Digital Technologies.

Regent College London (RCL) offers a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Digital Technologies that blends study with practical learning. It is ideal for anyone looking to take their first steps into higher education, with a hands-on approach, before either going on to employment or a degree.

Earn a recognised Digital Technologies qualification at RCL
Our HNC in Digital Technologies is a recognised and respected qualification within the engineering sector. The course provides all the essential skills, knowledge and techniques required to begin your career with a solid grounding. By the end of the course, you will have gained a balanced overview of the sector, a strong level of understanding of the essentials, as well as the core skillset to continue to learn and develop as a professional.

Why study this course?

  • The HNC in Digital Technologies option is designed to help set you apart from the crowd.
  • The certificate is a 1-year, full-time course to develop students with enquiring minds, who have the abilities and confidence to work across different digital technologies functions and to lead, manage, respond to change, and tackle a range of complex digital technologies
  • Irrespective of what sort of Digital Technology interests you, this course will help you to achieve your goals.
  • Irrespective of what sort of Digital Technology interests you, this course will help you to achieve your goals.

Course details

  • Location

    Regent College London
  • Duration

    1 year
  • Study mode

    Blended, In-person
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
  • Innovation and Digital Transformation
  • Cyber Security
  • Programming
  • Big Data & Visualisation
  • Networking in the Cloud
  • Cloud Fundamentals
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Database Design & Development
  • Software Development Lifecyles
  • Data Analytics
  • Principles of Animation
  • Game Development
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems
  • Website Design & Development
  • Management in the Digital Economy
  • Project Management

Career progression

This HNC prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities across private and public sector organisations. Job roles for successful candidates include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Cyber Security Technologist
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Community Manager
  • Junior Animator
  • Network Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE passes at grades ‘A to C’ including English Language, and either a minimum of one A- Level at grades ‘A’ to ‘E,’ or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution; or
  • College-recognised certificated learning equivalent to the above. Where possible Regent College London uses the NARIC database to determine equivalents to GCSE and A-Level qualifications; or
  • Normally, two or more years of work experience at a managerial/supervisory/admin level relevant to the programme applied for. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, work experience form and successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role.

Alternative Entry Requirements

You may also be eligible to join an HNC programme if you have previous learning that satisfies the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course you are interested in, normally with 90 credits (subject to syllabus studied previously). It is your responsibility to demonstrate this with objective evidence.

Prospective students who are not UK nationals, or who are UK nationals but do not have GCSE English Language at grades A to C, are required to take our English language assessment. If you hold an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) grade 5.5, with both reading and writing at grade 5.5, you do not need to sit this assessment.

If you do not meet the required standard of English in the assessment, you will be offered an English language course to help you improve your English to the necessary level to gain admission to the Pearson HNC in Digital Technologies.

  • Professor Ilias Oraifige
    Dean of School of Engineering and Computing