HND (SCQF Level 8)


1 year


Aug 2024


  • Computing


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

Software is everywhere! More and more devices are controlled by software and the industry is constantly evolving as we continue to move towards an era where computers and software dominate our lives.

You will learn programming languages that will prepare you for a career in this ever changing industry, as you focus on Human Computer Interaction and making your programmes and software more user friendly.

Smart home devices such as the Amazon Alexa, Google Home or even the Apple Homepod were developed using the skills you will learn on this course.

What you will experience

  • JavaScript and HTML
  • Python and Java
  • SQL DataBase and Software Development

You will be able to take part in software events such as the Hackathon which are hosted at our partner universities.

Students on this course can apply for one our paid intern positions working on the student IT Helpdesk. This is a great opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt while supporting students at College.

This HND is part of the NextGen qualifications from SQA. It is a one year course at SCQF Level 8 and entry is via completing the one year course HNC Computing (NextGen) at SCQF Level 7.

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 is also replaced with a Project and Portfolio 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 traditional 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.