• NC Computing (Level 6)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time

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Four National 5 passes (including Computing Science or Mathematics) or NQ qualification at Level 5 in a computing related area.

Students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry.

A place on this course is subject to an interview process.

What's Involved

You will learn about the main areas of digital media. Subjects may include:

  • Web design and multimedia
  • Computer programming (Java)
  • Digital media elements
  • Computer hardware and systems
  • Data security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Software and games development

A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the year.

Computing skills have been identified by the Scottish Executive and key industry bodies as being vital to the future of the Scottish economy. There is estimated to be a shortfall of circa 100000 jobs in this sector in the next 5 years in the UK and very competitive starting salaries are on offer. This course is an excellent starting point for those who want to explore a career in computing

Go Anywhere

If you successfully complete this course, here are some of the courses you can move on to:

  • HNC Computing Science and HNC Technical Support

There is also the possibility of entry level jobs in:

  • desktop support
  • network administration
  • server administration
  • roles in the software and general ICT sectors

Start Date

28 Aug 2017




Start Date

28 Aug 2017