HNC COMPUTER SCIENCE (HNC COMPUTING)
SCQF Level 7
Computing

Course Overview
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If you are unsure of where you want to specialise within computing this course is specifically designed to allow you to work towards a range of computing areas.

You will cover a diverse selection of essential computing industry skills from troubleshooting computer problems to Software Development and Cisco Networking.


Uniquely the course allows you to choose a specialism in the second semester from Jan-June. You can choose one of two specialist paths based on your experience and strengths.

The two paths lead to either a Software Development path or a Computer Networking and Security path.

This is a 1-year course leading to an HNC. Students typically then join their specialist HND for year 2. All our compatible HND year 2 programs have 3rd-year entry to Edinburgh Napier and or Heriot-Watt University.

 Alternatively, students can use it as a stepping stone to University degrees after just one year, making it our most flexible HN level option.


Its a fantastic start to developing a career in IT  serving as a stepping stone to gain the qualifications you need to achieve your career ambitions.


What You Will Learn
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  • Computer Hardware and Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Development
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Linux
  • Cisco Networking
  • System Development
  • SQL
  • Object orientated programming

The above includes all possible routes and so options will depend on your choices during the course.

Entry Requirements
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  • 3 Highers at C pass to include Maths and Computing, or a Science
  • An SCQF level 6 Computing qualification
  • Adult learners and those that are not just leaving school are welcomed and will need to sit a screening activity to assess your current knowledge level
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • Mostly practical assessments and written reports with some multiple choice tests.
  • 1 Graded exam
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • At the interview, you will be asked to take part in a Skills and Experience screening exercise this will be on a computer
  • You should also bring along your certificates
  • Further course information will be provided by a lecturer on the course as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Progression to an HND year option with year 3 University entry
  • After 1 year with the college you could progress on to various Computing degree courses with year 1 or 2 entry depending on the course
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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Employment in a wide range of posts in the IT and Computing Industry after completing year 2
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • Approx 2.5
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Course Delivery
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FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
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​Master the skills in digital media editing, database administration, social media and e-commerce, web design, animation, 3D modelling, programming in C#, PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, Java and C++, scripting, batching, network architechture and forensics, all taught by industry veteran lecturers with extensive real life experience.

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