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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


If you are a 5th year student completing some Highers and planning to stay on for S6, the HNC computing course can be a good next step if you want to go into the computing industry.

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm
Duration: 2 years
SCQF Level: 7

  • What the course includes

    The course covers:

    • Creating phone apps
    • Designing databases
    • Securing a digital crime scene
    • Forensic investigations
    • Fundamentals of computer systems and software

    You will also complete part of a Microsoft Vendor qualification.

Why choose this course

You will create phone apps, design databases, secure digital crime scenes, carry out forensic investigations and learn the basics of computer systems and software while completing part of an industry-standard qualification.

Entry requirements

  • Intermediate 2, National 5 or Credit in computing
  • Working towards a Higher, preferably in computing
  • We also expect you to gain at least one Higher, at C or above, at school during the two-year programme
  • Maths

    Where this course leads

    You can progress to the HND programme (with some extra home study to top up credits). This will support any application to university and could mean direct entry into second year.

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