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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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This course is for those wanting to develop the software skills needed for the expanding software sector.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

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
    • Developing websites for multiplatform use
    • Mobile technology
    • Data Science
    • 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 of direct entry to third year of certain degree courses at Napier.

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.

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    Where it leads

    Education: third year of degree-level course at Edinburgh Napier University, such as BEng computing, BSc IT management, BEng computer security and forensics, BEng software engineering.

    Employment: 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.

There will be an individual interview: we allocate time slots for this on the day.

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, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.