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HND in Digital Technologies

Course Overview

The HND in Digital Technologies (General) is the perfect qualification for those looking to make an impact within the Technology Industry.

Digital Technology is based within one of the world’s leading industries. Technology is a sector that is constantly evolving and developing, and the HND in Digital Technologies (General) is the ideal course to help you prepare for a career in Digital Technology.

The Digital Technology Course equips you with a high level of computing skills as it underpins the fundamental theories that are used within the sector. The Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies (General) will give students the opportunity to gain in depth knowledge by covering a range of computing modules. Upon gaining this Level 4 and 5 Vocation, you will be able to progress to a full Bachelors Degree, by completing a Top-up Degree, if you wish to do so. Regent College London offers HNDs in a range of subject areas and are sure to help further your interest in the industry you wish to work in.

At Regent College London, we offer study classes, which include Weekday, Weekend and Evening Classes to help you fit your studies around busy life commitments!

Why study this course?

  • This Pearson Awarded HND Course is ideal for individuals who would like to gain a sound understanding of essential computing and technological skills.
  • This is a qualification that is highly respected by employers in all areas of the Technology Industry.
  • Students on this HND Course are introduced to the main areas of Technology, such as Cyber Security, Project Management and Emerging Technologies.
  • The HND in Digital Technologies (General) is organised in a in a skill and knowledge building structure to help ensure success in your career.
  • Some of the key skills you can gain from this qualification include self-management, critical thinking and leadership skills.
  • The course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Digital Technology Degree, and then move onto a 1 year top-up at University to gain a full undergraduate degree.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    2 years
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

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


  • Unit 1 – Professional Practice in the Digital Economy (Core / Mandatory)
  • Unit 2 – Innovation & Digital Transformation (Core / Mandatory)
  • Unit 4 – Programming (Optional)
  • Unit 8 – Security (Optional)
  • Unit 9 – Networking (Optional)
  • Unit 10 – Database Designs & Development (Optional)
  • Unit 16 – Website Design & Development (Optional)
  • Unit 18 – Project Management (Optional)
  • Unit 19 – Business Intelligence (Core / Mandatory)
  • Unit 20 – Internet of Things (Core / Mandatory)
  • Unit 21 – Emerging Technologies (Core / Mandatory)
  • Unit 22 – Work-based Learning in the Digital Economy (Optional)
  • Unit 27 – Advanced Programming (Optional)
  • Unit 25 – Information Security Management in the Cloud (Optional)
  • Unit 31 – Network Management (Optional)
  • Unit 41- Digital Sustainability (Optional)

Career progression

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

  • Data Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Web Analytics Officer

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.

You may be eligible to join a 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 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 programme.

  • Professor Ilias Oraifiage
    Professor Ilias Oraifige
    Head of School of Engineering and Computing