HNC (SCQF Level 7)


  • Computing

Why take this course?

This flagship computing course aims to equip students with the skills required to follow a career in computing at technician or junior programmer level. It is designed to meet the needs of industry and commerce, and on completion of the course core elements, students can choose from two streams of study: Software Development or Technical Support.

Please note that the course content is currently under review by the SQA and may be subject to change.

What you will experience

This course will give you the skills necessary to design, implement and support IT systems. It will also place you in a strong position for progressing towards further study or employment.

The course is mainly assessed on a continuous basis, but does include an external examination. Coursework takes the form of essays, reports, presentations, case studies and practical projects, and most of the assessment of student work is undertaken by North East Scotland College staff.