HNC (SCQF Level 7)


1 year


Aug 2024


  • Computing


  • Aberdeen City Campus
  • Fraserburgh Campus

Why take this course?

Dive into the fascinating realms of networking, software development, cyber security, artificial intelligence and the thrilling internet of things. Through a blend of hands-on individual and team projects, you’ll not only master the essentials of these technologies but also cultivate a diverse range of meta-skills that will transform you into a true professional trailblazer.

Get ready to unleash your potential in the exciting world of computing, where every challenge is an opportunity to innovate. This course is your gateway to a future of endless possibilities in the ever-evolving landscape of technology.

What you will experience

Topics covered during the course include:

  • Computer hardware, networking and  software development
  • Troubleshooting computer problems
  • Project management and team working
  • Undertake an ethical hacking project assuming the role of a cyber security specialist as you test software or hardware/networks for vulnerabilities (Aberdeen only)

At Fraserburgh Campus, these topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to software development with Python and Java programming
  • Troubleshooting computer problems
  • Undertake project management and team working activities
  • Database and SQL
  • Cisco IT Essentials and CCNA: Introduction to Networks

NextGen qualifications allow more time in class focusing on larger, fewer subjects in more depth, increasing learning time, integrating learning, teaching and assessment approaches which reduces the assessment load. The traditional Graded Unit exam is also replaced with continued course work that students work on throughout the year allowing students to develop and showcase their own work to universities and potential employers.

NextGen courses offer more than just the specific subjects, they are designed to develop the individuals Meta Skills, the skills to thrive in an ever-changing environment, developing self-management, social intelligence and innovation.