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Information Technology HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 1 year

28th Aug 2017, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This computing course provides the entry level knowledge and IT skills you need to work in computing. The course will provide you with an opportunity to undertake a variety of practical and theoretical activities and assessments, which will prepare you for higher learning, or entry into the job market.

If you successfully complete the course, you can apply for entry to the second year HND program where you'll have the opportunity to further enhance your knowledge and skills by building e-commerce applications using the Microsoft.Net framework and undertaking the Industry recognised Oracle Database Design and Programming vendor qualification.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One appropriate Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including at least one from Computing or Information Systems); OR
  • One Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit level; OR
  • One Higher and three National 5 qualifications; OR
  • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5/6 in a related subject (such as Digital Media Computing, Computing: Technical Support or Software Development); OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.


You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject.


What you study

You'll study:

  • Database Design and Implementation.
  • Spreadsheet Programming (using Excel VBA).
  • Hardware and Software Installation and Maintenance.
  • Administration of Multi User Operating Systems (using Linux).
  • Project Management and Team Working.
  • Web Design.
  • IT in Business: Databases.
  • Database Design Fundamentals.
  • Computing: PC Hardware and Operating System Essentials.
  • PC: First Line Support.
  • Computing: Planning.
  • Software Development: Applications Development.
  • Multi User Operating Systems.
  • Working Within a Project Team.
  • Introduction to Web Design.
  • Functional Areas of Business.


After the course


The course will develop your core and employability skills and make you more attractive to prospective employers.


Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

If you hve successfully completed this course, you can advance to HND Information Technology, as well as potential university entry to a range of courses.


  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome