• HNC Computing (Technical Support) - Waiting List Only

  • 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. 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 technical support or networking, this course is the next stage for you. This course introduces you to the skills you’ll need for a technical support or networking role.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 1 Higher, but preferably two
  • Ideally Maths at SCQF Level 5/6, although we’ll consider a relevant group of NQ Units at 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:

  • Data Security
  • Network Technology and Data Communications  
  • Operating Systems
  • Supporting Users
  • Computer Architecture
  • Working within a Project Team 
  • Computer Planning
  • Hardware Installation and Maintenance

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 Technical Support.

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 

Start Date

28 Aug 2017

Campus

Kilwinning

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