HNC (SCQF Level 7)


1 Year (typically 2 or 3 days a week in college)


24 Aug 2020


  • Computing


  • Aberdeen City Campus
  • Fraserburgh Campus

Why take this course?

This course is designed to give you a taster into Computer Hardware and Software, during this course you will learn the basics of Networking, Software Development and Cyber Security.

Learn about the current and emerging trends in Computing and you get an introduction to the professional bodies that govern computing and the benefits of joining one of these professional bodies.

You will also learn how to be a professional and competent individual in Computer Hardware or Software and Cyber Security and the impact of the current legislation such as GDPR.

What you will experience

  • You will specialise in the field of your choice,
    whether this is Computer Hardware/ Networking, or Software Development
  • Undertake an Ethical Hacking project assuming the role of a Cyber Security specialist as you test software or Hardware/Networks for vulnerabilities
  • Understand why malicious individuals target specific programs or networks
  • Learn how to defend against these attacks