Qualification

SCQF Level 5/6

Duration

1 Year (typically 3 days a week in college)

Interests

  • Computing

Campus

  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

Are you interested in developing software and want to learn more? This course will focus on the fundamentals of computer programming and the main languages used in programming such as Python, HTML and CSS, and why these languages are used.

There is also an opportunity to learn about Cyber Security with our embedded National Progression Award in Cyber Security, which will focus on scripting, and give you an opportunity to use some of those scripts to test vulnerabilities in a computer system and how the malicious individuals can exploit these vulnerabilities.

You will also have the opportunity to learn some apps development and create your own app.

What you will experience

  • Higher Computing Science
  • Learn how computer apps are made
  • How to make a website that is user friendly
  • Explore how Python is used in Cyber Security and Application Development
  • You will use Raspberry Pi’s to build programs that can run retro games
  • Create your own retro gaming console using a Raspberry Pi
  • Explore the world of robotics