This Computing course focuses mainly on software development, but also includes networking and databases. It would be ideal for anyone wishing to develop their technical skills or progress onto further study in these areas of computing.
The course is pitched at an ideal level for anyone currently in S5/6 at school or anyone who has been out of education for a number of years and is interested in developing coding skills.
During the course you will build and configure your own PC, which will be provided free to you upon successful completion of the course if you are in receipt of a bursary or EMA.
One of the following:
Please note: entry is also subject to a satisfactory interview, and an academic reference may be requested.
Aim of the course
To enable candidates to:
Within the course you will complete a Software Development Group Award, consisting of a coding unit, a Web Authoring unit and an App Development unit where you have the freedom to create any app using a coding environment of your choice. This could be a game, multimedia app, web app, or anything else that meets the requirements.
You will also learn about networks and servers, and how they support users. This will include installation, configuration, maintenance and security.
There are also units on Databases and Academic Skills for Computing which will prepare you for HNC/HND courses and teach valuable research skills.
There will also be the chance to pick up additional Microsoft and Cisco qualifications at no cost to yourself.
Students will be given the opportunity to take place in a 2 week European internship via the Erasmus+ student mobility programme.
Successful students may progress on to NQ Level 6 Computing Science Part 2 within the college.