The course has been designed for those who have no, or little experience of computing and IT who want a good grounding for employment but also offers an opportunity to progress onto further areas of FE study.
The course covers the use of Microsoft Office applications software and other computing topics including Digital Gaming, Computer Games Development, Internet Safety and Online Communications. Other topics studied include Digital Media, Web Development, Digital Numeracy and Digital Communication Methods.
The programme also includes the SQA nationally recognised computing qualification PC Passport (Beginner) and an introduction to computer programming using Java. A good starter course for those interested in IT and computing!It is an ideal access course for anyone wishing to gain the knowledge and confidence to then progress to further FE study in any discipline.
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 an Information and Interview Session prior 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
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.
Learners will attend lessons in various locations including classrooms, computer labs and the e-Skills lab.