• NC Computing (Level 6)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time

  • Start Date

    From 27 Aug 2018

  • Campus Availability

    Kilmarnock, Kilwinning, Ayr

Start Here

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving onto HNC Computing Games Development
  • Moving onto another HNC course such as HNC Computing (Technical Support and Networking) or HNC Computing (Computer Science)
  • Seeking to start your career with an entry level job or Modern Apprenticeship

What's Involved

This course will develop your skills in hardware, software and applications, as well as introduce you to new areas such as servers and animation. It also includes a National Progression Award in Software Development.

  • You’ll extend your knowledge in the functional elements and structure in a computer system. You’ll learn to install and configure an operating system, and to install and test additional components in line with regulations.
  • You’ll learn advanced concepts in software development and computer architecture such as code, constructs and algorithms. You’ll also design, create and develop your own applications.
  • You’ll look at the role of servers and how they support users and computer management. You’ll learn about installations, server storage solutions, performance and maintenance.
  • You’ll learn how to plan, design and develop a small website. You’ll develop skills in HTML and CSS, and learn how to use web authoring tools.
  • You’ll explore the techniques and concepts involved in producing 2D animation using software. You’ll develop skills in drawing, painting and text tools, and learn how to achieve motion. You’ll then plan, produce and package a short computer animation sequence to a brief.
  • You’ll take your word processing skills to a complex level, learning how to use web applications to create, share and collaborate on documents.
  • You’ll also have the chance to develop your personal and employability skills through taking part in an Enterprise Activity, such as a pop-up IT class for members of the public.

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving onto HNC Computing with options to study either Computing Science or Technical Support & Networking.
  • Seeking to start your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in the area of technical support.

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Start Date

27 Aug 2018

Campus

Kilmarnock

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Start Date

27 Aug 2018

Campus

Kilwinning

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Start Date

27 Aug 2018

Campus

Ayr

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