This programme is a software design and software oriented computing course which has been developed and introduced to reflect contemporary technologies and methodologies. The award introduces traditional underpinning concepts of problem-solving whilst developing these within a number of technological advancements including an increase in social media, increase in mobile technology and the increase in focus on software development.This award aims to prepare you for employment in an IT-related post at trainee level, to prepare you for further study or to develop an employee’s IT skills to improve their effectiveness in the workplace.
· Successful completion of the Advanced Certificate in Computing and a satisfactory internal reference
· Entry still may be possible for mature students depending on their prior knowledge and experience
In addition all applicants should have an SQA Numeracy Core Skill profile (or equivalent) at level 5 or above OR, National 5/Int 2 Mathematics at grade C or above.
If you are currently studying at the College, you will also require a positive Progressing Learner Reference.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.
Prior to your interview, please use the following link to complete a short activity: http://www.dglearnnet.com/video/codebreaker/code.html
Completion of the full course may lead to progression to HND Computer Science and then the following year to a relevant degree programme offered by a number of universities.
The HNC can also be used as a qualification to gain direct entry into the second year of a related BSc Computing degree course at university.
On completion of the course, you could apply for a range of jobs, including: Applications Development; Web Developer; e-Commerce; Software Developer or Web/Applications Support.
Additional funding information
You should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Please visit their website: www.saas.gov.uk for further details.