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Journey to Employment 2


  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • 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.


This course provides you with an introduction to a broad range of areas in computing, gaining knowledge and skills in areas such as software design and development, website design and development, cyber security, and networking fundamentals, to prepare you for progression to industry or for further study.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jul 2025

SCQF Level -  5

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC
Times:  TBC
Duration: 1 year

Alongside the skills gained on this course, there is also the opportunity to gain an NPA in cyber security.

On successfully completing this course- it will provide you with the skills and a pathway for more advanced courses such as HNC Computing or HNC Cyber Security.

Read about Karolis Kafka's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Software Design and Development
    • Computer application software
    • Website Design and Development
    • Communication, information technology, problem solving and numeracy
    • NPA Data Science
    • NPA Cyber Security

    It also contains a National Progression Award (NPA) unit in cyber security.

Why choose this course

You will gain NPA awards in both Cyber Security and Data Science. You will meet employers, and learn about potential job opportunities and cyber security.

Entry requirements

  • National 4 english, mathematics and a science subject
  • Relevant work experience

We consider mature candidates 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

    Following the completion of this course, you can progress into HNC Computing, HNC Cyber Security, and HNC Digital Design and Web Development.

    Employment opportunities include working in an office environment as Data Entry Operative, clerical or Secretarial Support Staff, a Trainee Computer Technician, and/or a Junior Programmer.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for an interview, plan to be in college for around one hour- there will be an individual interview, and 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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.