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HND Digital Technologies

Course Overview

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Digital Technologies at Regent College London is designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required for the evolving digital landscape. This Level 5 qualification focuses on key areas such as Cyber Security, Software Development, Data Analytics, and Cloud Networking. The programme blends theoretical learning with practical application, preparing students for advanced roles in the tech industry or further academic study. Graduates will gain competencies in digital transformation, programming, network management, and data visualisation, enhancing their employability and career prospects in various technology sectors. 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 HND in Digital Technologies option is designed to help set you apart from the crowd.
  • The certificate is a 2-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.
  • Benefit from academic advice, personal tutoring, and career guidance.
  • Gain a recognised qualification that enhances your employability and academic progression.

Course details

  • Location

    Regent College London
  • Duration

    2 years
  • 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 & Digital Transformation
  • Business Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Cyber Security
  • Programming
  • Big Data & Visualisation
  • Networking in the Cloud
  • Cloud Fundamentals
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Database Design & Development
  • Software Development Lifecycles
  • Data Analytics
  • Principles of Animation
  • Game Development
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems
  • Website Design & Development
  • Management in the Digital Economy
  • Project Management
  • Applied Security in the Cloud
  • Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
  • Information Security Management in the Cloud
  • Work-based Learning in the Digital Economy
  • Digital Sustainability
  • Pitching and Negotiating Skills

Career progression

This HND 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 HND 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 HND in Digital Technologies.

  • Professor Ilias Oraifige
    Dean of School of Engineering and Computing