This course is ideal for you if you are interested in a career in the field of Computing and if your first language is not English. The course will allow you to improve your English language level and your understanding of a range of areas in computing.
This course covers Website Design and development, Software Development, Computer Hardware and Systems as well as Networking and programming mobile devices. The course also incorporates Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel which are ideal skills for business and work.
You will also complete the National 5 ESOL award. After this course, you can progress to level 6 computing courses or potentially HND level study. The range of skills you will learn will prepare you perfectly for all areas of employment that make use of digital skills.
- Information Literacy
- Social Media Literacy
- Computing: Applications Development
- Computing: Computer Hardware and Systems
- Computing: Digital Media Elements for Applications
- Network Literacy
- Computing: Project
- Mathematics for Interactive Computing
- Computing: Interactive Multimedia for Website Design
- PC Passport: IT Software - Word Processing and presenting information
- Computing: Website Design and Development
- Programming for Mobile Devices
- Computing: Computer Networking Fundamentals
How Course Is Assessed:
- Multiple choice tests
Number of Days per week:
- Your English level needs to be assessed prior to starting
- You will need to attend a screening activity to assess your computing knowledge
- 4 National 4 C grade passes or equivalent is the minimum
- Adults with relevant experience are welcomed
- Progression from successful completion of a relevant Edinburgh College course
English Proficiency Requirements:
- Equivalent to National 4 ESOL.
- All applicants will be level tested at interview.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- At the interview, you will be asked to take part in a computing Skills and Experience Screening exercise on a computer As well as an English level screening. You should also bring along your certificates. Course information will be provided by a lecturer on the course
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- The skills offered in this course are applicable to any job role that requires basic/intermediate digital skills.
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- NPA Cyber security, Networking and Forensics
- NPA Software Development and Web
- NPA Software Development and Digital Design
- Or an HND course of your choice in Computing if your prior qualifications are applicable
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
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