• HND Computing (Technical Support)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

Start Here

For direct entry into Year 2 of the HND learners should have successfully passed HNC Computing (2012 version). While success at HNC Computing necessitates passing only 12 credits including the mandatory units learners must have achieved 15 credits before moving onto Year 2 of the HND.

What's Involved

Subjects may include:

  • Data Security
  • Network Server Operating Systems
  • Network Infrastructure 1: Implementation and Management
  • Project Management
  • Professional Issues in Computing
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Local Area Networks
  • Hardware Installation and Maintenance
  • Network Technology and Communications

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 articulation to year 3 of a degree programmes at partner universities.

There is also the possibility of employment in:

  • desktop support
  • network administration
  • server administration 

Start Date

28 Aug 2017