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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.


Our HNC Computing course is a one-year full-time course, which will allow you to develop the skills required for a career working in the IT industry.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  7

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC
Times:  TBC
Duration: 1 year

On this course, you'll develop skills such as programming, web development, and project management- alongside these essential computing industry skills, you will also develop practical knowledge such as teamworking, critical thinking, problem solving, and evaluating.

The skills developed on this course will prepare you to move onto the more advanced HND level.

  • Computing & Cyber Security

    What the course includes

    The course includes: 

    • Project management 
    • Computer operating systems 
    • Programming 
    • Web development 
    • Application software 
    • Working within a project team 
    • Computer architecture. 

    There will also be a final graded unit exam.

Why choose this course

You will gain access to industry standard software, meet potential employers; and have the chance to study as an Associate of Edinburgh Napier University.

The majority of our successful HNC Computing students progress onto HND qualifications.

Entry requirements

  • One Higher (grade C or above) plus two National 5 subjects, one of which should be math or science/computer science
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject OR
  • Suitable range of SQA units at National 5 and Higher level

We consider mature candidates with relevant experience.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Following the completion of this course, you can progress into employment roles such as an IT technician, Helpdesk Support Technician, Trainee Programmer or an Apps Designer.

    Previous students have found employment with East Renfrewshire Council, SKY and Concept.

    Or there is possible progression to year 2 of a university degree-level course, and/or further education into an HND Software Development course.


Interview arrangements

If we invite you for an interview, plan to be in college for around three hours. Please bring evidence of any qualifications, and/or employment references.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.