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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   Full-time


With software development being one of the biggest growth industries, and expected to continue to rise- this course has been developed for those wanting to develop the software skills needed for this growing sector.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  8

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC
Times: TBC
Duration: 1 year

On this course, you will learn about software design, object-oriented programming in C#, scripting in Python, techniques to manage/store/process big data, multi-user operating systems, SQL and database design.

The knowledge gained on this course will allow you to develop skills not only relative to software development, but skills that can cross over into all aspects of computing.

Read about Calum Whyte's West Lothian College experience here


  • What this course includes

    The course includes:

    • Object-oriented programming
    • Object-oriented analysis and design
    • Data structures
    • Testing software
    • Data Science
    • Mobile web based applications
    • Database Design Fundamentals
    • SQL: introduction
    • Digital forensics
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Why choose this course

You have the chance to study as an Associate of Edinburgh Napier University, and/or of direct entry to third year of certain degree courses at Edinburgh Napier University.

Entry requirements

  • HNC computing

We also welcome applications from people with relevant experience.

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

  • Where it leads

    This course will allow to you apply directly into third year of degree-level course at Edinburgh Napier University in BEng Software Engineering.

    Employment opportunities include an IT technician, Helpdesk Support Technician, Trainee Programmer or Apps Designer.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for an interview, plan to be in college for around three hours, and 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.