Computing - NC


21 Aug 2023


14 Jun 2024

Today's world revolves around the use of digital technologies and requires people with a mix of computing, technical, creative, and people skills. This course covers a wide range of topics, including hardware and networking, data, digital media and social media, coding with HTML, CSS and JS (JavaScript) to enable software applications, websites and games design and development. What you will study: Web Development, Games Design , Creating Games Assets (sprites, sounds, etc.), Games Development, Team Working (a software project), Information Literacy, Networking Literacy, Social Media Literacy, Developing Small Standalone Applications, Introduction to SQL (database query language), Database Design, Developing E-Commerce Websites, Troubleshooting Software Problems, Computer Systems, Computer Networking, Client Operating Systems, Professionalism and Ethics.

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NC in Computing at SCQF Level 5 including: NPA Web Design Fundamentals at SCQF Level 5, NPA Games Technology at SCQF Level 5 ,


Full-time 36 week course, Up to 3 days per week in College


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

4 National 4 awards (plus added value unit) or 4 relevant Standard Grades at grade 4 or above or equivalent, or successful completion of the Introduction to Business, Administration and Information Technology programme, including Numeracy and Communications at a minimum level 4.Previous experience with Programming, Computer Systems, and/or Networking is not essential, but would be advantageous.

Progression opportunities

Successful students may progress to HNC Computing upon successful completion of this programme.


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