The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the computing sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Computing are aimed at students wanting to develop skills in the field of IT through applied learning. Luckily, for such students, the BTEC Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the computing sector. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the computing sector, the BTEC Higher Nationals in computing give students computing skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global computing environment. It also provides education and training for a range of careers in computing, including network engineering, software engineering, data analytics, security, intelligent systems, and applications development. After completion, students will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of computing. At this level, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the computing sector through six core units; Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design & Development, Security and Managing a Successful Computing Project.