BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development

Oshwal College

Institution Details:

Nairobi, Kenya

Course Category:

IT & Networking


Next Start Date: 01/07/2019

End Date: 31/07/2021

Application Closing Date: 01/07/2019

Course Description

This is a Higher National Diploma in Computing and systems development programme that is developed and standardized by Pearson UK. The main focus of the course is on vocational skills and students assessed continuously through assignments. It is designed to equip a student with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment or for progression to final year of undergraduate degree programme.

It is a two-year programme that spread over four semesters. It consists of a core and selected optional units that reflect needs of students, employers and current market needs.

Why study BTEC HND Computing and system development?

Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) qualification is recognised   all over the world for its practical skills, real life learning and engaging experience designed to meet the needs of modern-day employers. BTEC equips students with the specialist knowledge, practical skills and the understanding they need to progress along their chosen learning and career paths. Assessment includes real-world tasks, tests, research, essays, projects, investigations and experiments.The programme enables a student to later join final year of undergraduate degree programme.

  • Course Sub-Category Computing
  • Course Level Tertiary
  • Qualification Awarded Higher Diploma
  • Awarding Body Oshwal College
  • CostKSh. 1,000 Application Fee
  • Length Of Course 2 years
  • Class Size
  • Course Location/BranchWestlands

Course Requirements

Any of the following

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 – Foundation Diploma
  • Mature students with work experience and RPL
  • IMIS Foundation
  • KCSE below C+ with at least C+ in Maths and English
  • One GCE ‘A’ Level and four GCSE passes

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Institution Details

Oshwal College is a post-modern tertiary institution located in a serene environment on its own grounds along 2nd Avenue Parklands, Nairobi. Established in 1992 by Oshwal Education and Relief Board, the institution admits students across many nationalities and diverse cultures. Presently, it offers a broad range of professional and academic programmes in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Business Management and Information Technology. Since its inception, the College has maintained a steady growth in the number of programmes in response to the changing market dynamics, with over 9,000 students having pursued various programmes.

The College prides itself in recruitment of well-trained individuals with diverse backgrounds and substantial experiences. It also offers counselling, mentorship and placement services which cater for pastoral as well as academic interests of the students through the students’ advisor’s office.

The institution’s well-equipped lecture theatres, ultra-modern library and state-of-the-art-computer labs provide integral support for teaching and learning. Furthermore, the multi-cuisine canteen, modern recreation room, free shuttle services and ample, free and secure parking provide the needed convenience to students. With its two back-up generators, the College has uninterrupted power supply. It also has fast and reliable Internet connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spots to enhance scholarly research.

In line with its mission, the College focuses on delivering high quality teaching and dynamic learning experience.  In 2012, the College was awarded the prestigious Global ACCA Platinum Status in recognition of exceptional performance in ACCA, a status it has maintained ever since. In fact of the 115 ACCA platinum institutions globally, 6 regionally and 3 nationally, the College is the 2nd Platinum accredited institution in Kenya. This remarkable performance is also exemplified in Business and IT programmes.  The College has substantially invested in extra-curricular activities and has demonstrated strong commitment to corporate social responsibility initiatives such as environmental conservation activities and charity works.

Over the years, the College has successfully built and maintained strong ties and relationships with key corporate partners that has enhanced students’ industry awareness and provided student scholarships, sponsorships, internships and job placements.