Computing (NC - SCQF Level 6)
21 Aug 2023
14 Jun 2024
The course is full-time, delivered on campus over three days, for 36 weeks. There will be some hybrid learning opportunities and this will be flexible throughout the delivery.
Applicantsshould have 3 relevant National 5 qualifications, 5 relevant Standard Gradesor be progressing from a similar college course at SCQF Level 5.
Previous experience with Programming, Computer Systems, and/or Networking is not essential but would be advantageous.
On successful completion of the course, students may progress to some of the pathways outlined below.
Further or Higher Education Opportunities
- HNC Cyber Security taught at Borders College
- HNC/D Computing: Software Development taught at Borders College
Employment opportunities in this vocational area that are applicable to the units undertaken in this course, such as;
- Game design/development
- Hardware engineer
- IT Support
- Network engineer
- IT Technician
- Junior website developer
Application and Interview Process
Applications will be reviewed by the curriculum team and candidates will be invited to interview to follow up on the information contained within to confirm suitability. A full, detailed personal statement is important at this stage. Candidates are provided with the opportunity to ask further questions about the course and college support services at the interviews.
Upon successful completion, candidates will achieve the following awards;
- NC Computing at SCQF Level 6 including;
- NPA Software Development SCQF Level 6
- NPA in Cyber Security at SCQF Level 6
Some of the units included cover topics such as Ethical Hacking, Authorising a Website and Computer Hardware and Systems
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