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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 6
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    SCQF Level:   04


If you are interested in a career in software development, cyber security, or developing computer games, you can learn the skills that employers are looking for in the computing industry on this IT software development course. You’ll close the gap between the classroom and the workplace, and find out more about the world of work.

Duration: 2 year

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm (year 1)
Placement 1 day per week (year 2)
Some Friday pm attendance

  • What the course includes

    The course includes SQA units and industry experience. Some of the units covered are:

    • Computing applications: development
    • Computing: authoring a website
    • Software design and development

Why choose this course

You’ll learn through a mix of talks, visits, placements and practical activities: this year’s students are building/programming Lego robots.

Entry requirements

  • Achieved National 5s
  • Interested in learning about the industry
  • Capable of working at level 6 (Higher) over S5 and S6
  • Business

    Where this course leads

    Education: Modern Apprenticeship, HNC in Software Development or related field, university course in various computing subjects.

    Employment: roles such as IT software developer (including apps and games), web developer, database administrator, cyber security.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you to take part in a group discussion (15 to 20 minutes) and an individual interview (about five minutes).

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.