Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing and Systems Development is a widely-recognised and highly-valued IT qualification, developing a range of skills that are necessary to pursue a career in IT and its allied fields and providing a solid platform for further study in the subject area. In addition to developing a set of key skills valued by employers, the course includes the key IT areas of Web, Software Engineering, and Multimedia, Information Security as well as e-Commerce and IT Management. A distinctive feature of the course is that it provides an international and an industry oriented focus. Within this international context, students develop their abilities as IT Professional through a range of work-related learning and assessment opportunities. Successful students have the opportunity to distinguish themselves in the IT industry, by offering potential employers a highly relevant skill set and contemporary knowledge base.