BTEC Higher Nationals in Cloud Computing (RQF)

BTEC Higher Nationals in Cloud Computing (RQF)

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These qualifications cover a wide range of areas that can help you thrive within a cloud computing role. They aim to widen access to higher education and enhance career prospects.

Research indicates that cloud computing has been ranked as a top skill requirement for the past several years and will continue to be in demand for the future as most companies move to a cloud-supported infrastructure. If you choose to study a BTEC Higher National in Cloud Computing, it will equip you with a specialist cloud focus, combining the best of academic rigour, technical expertise and hands-on experience.

Pathways within this qualification

Brochure download buttonThis qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course. To help our you develop in your chosen specialism, there are a number of pathways, which are listed below:

  • Cloud Support
  • Cloud Cyber Security
  • Cloud Software Development.

Colleges we work with may choose to deliver a selection of pathways which is why we suggest that you consult with your local college regarding exact options available to you.

Looking for an apprenticeship?

This qualification has been mapped to the digital apprenticeship standards.

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. We chose to design vendor neutral BTEC Higher Nationals in Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services (AWS) expertise, and supported by AWS vendor specific resources as a unique additional feature alongside the qualification.

Careers after a BTEC Higher National in Cloud Computing

    Some typical jobs after completing the HNC* Some typical jobs after completing the HND*
    Network Technician, Computer Specialist, Computer Analyst, Systems Analyst, Technical Support Associate
    Technical Sales Executive
    Data Security Administrator, Network Security Analyst, Systems Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Computer Security Specialist, IT Risk Specialist, Software Developer, Computer Applications Engineer, Systems Software Developer, Computer Systems Engineer, Mobile Applications Developer
    *These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements.

    AWS have provided their recognition of the higher Nationals in Cloud Computing, which have been broadly aligned to job roles at AWS as outlined below:

    • HNC Level 4: Cloud Support Associate.
    • HND Level 5 (Cloud Support pathway): Cloud Support Engineer.
    • HND Level 5 (Cloud Cyber Security pathway): Cyber Security Specialist.
    • HND Level 5 (Cloud Software Development pathway): Software Development Engineer.

    AWS Certification

    Upon completion of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC), students will be suitably prepared to attempt the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, although it is recommended that students have six months of fundamental AWS Cloud and industry knowledge before taking the exam.

    All three of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) pathways include foundational content which can help students to partially prepare for both the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and the AWS Certified Developer exams at Associate Level, with the Software Development pathway offering the most coverage in content in preparation for the latter.

    Progression to university

    We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. We currently have agreements to top-up HNs to over 1200 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

    Visit our Pearson Degree Finder to find all the current articulations.


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