• HNC Computing (Computer Science) - Limited Availability

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    From 28 Aug 2017

  • Campus Availability

    Kilwinning

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We live in a digital age where the demand for ICT and digital technology is growing at an incredible pace. With good computing and IT systems now central to every business, organisations are set to become even more driven by technology and data./p>

In this dynamic and continually evolving sector, there’s already a skills shortage and it’s predicted there could be as many as 11,000 job opportunities each year in Scotland alone. So by investing in digital and IT skills now, you could find yourself highly sought after in the future!

If you’re interested in a career in computing and IT systems, this course can help you on your way.

This course will give you the skills you need to design, implement and support IT systems in a wide range of industries. It focuses on the key areas of software development, databases, interface design, troubleshooting and e-commerce.M/p>

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 1 Higher, but preferably two
  • Maths at SCQF Level 6, although we’ll consider a relevant group of NQ Units and SCQF Level 6
  • An interview with us

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have previous employment, practical or life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved

Subjects may include:

  • Design, Build and Maintain Web Sites 
  • Develop Small Scale Stand Alone and Mobile Applications
  • Design and Develop Databases to Work with Applications
  • Carry out Technical Support
  • Demonstrate Professional Skills required for Industry

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 complete this course successfully you will be eligible for progression onto HND Computing Science.

You may also be eligible for direct entry into year 2 of degree programmes at partner universities.

There is also the possibility of employment in:

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

Start Date

28 Aug 2017

Campus

Kilwinning

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