Introduction to Computing & IT (NQ) @ SCQF Level 4


The course has been designedfor those who have none or little experience of digital skills and want a good grounding for employment but also offers an opportunity to progress onto further study within many areas of the College.

The course has been reviewed and now includes the latest and most up to date exciting new areas of Digital Skills such as Data Science and Cyber Security.

The course covers the use of Microsoft Office applications software and other topics including, Internet Safety and Online Communications.

The programme also includes the nationally recognised digital qualification PC Passport (Beginner Level) and a National Progression Award in Data Science.

A good starter course for those interested in improving their digital skills.

It is an ideal access course for anyone wishing to gain the knowledge and confidence to then progress onto further study.




Attendance: Full Time 2 days per week.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications or experience are required for this programme, but applicants must demonstrate the ability to work at Intermediate 1 level and show a keen interest in multimedia.

All applicants must attend anInformation and Interview Sessionprior to being offered a place on the course.

If you are currently studying at the College, you will also require a positive Progressing Learner Reference.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

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.

Course Content

The programme offers learners the opportunity to improve their digital skills, and gain knowledge of the new exciting areas that business are engaging with such as, Web Design, Data Science, Introduction to Online Systems.


Assessments are ongoing throughout the year.


Completion of the course may lead to progression to Intermediate Certificate in Computing with E-Sports or various other courses within D&G College

Career Prospects

Junior or Operator level employment in computing.

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.

Selling Points

This programme is designed for those who have little or no experience, who are looking for a change of career or want to get back into work to gain some knowledge and experience of the computing/IT industry.