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Computing: Information Technology HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 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.

Please Note - successful students will receive an award of HNC Information Technology.

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 Higher at Grade C or above in a relevant* subject AND three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including Computing or Information Systems; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 5 or 6 in a relevant subject such as Computing with Digital Media, Computing: Technical Support or Software Development; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

*relevant subjects include Computing, Information Systems, Mathematics or Physics.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

Subjects you'll study include:

  • Database Design and Implementation (IT in Business: Databases, Database Design Fundamentals).
  • Programming using Excel VBA (Computing: Planning, Software Development: Applications Development).
  • Hardware and Software Installation and Maintenance (Computing: PC Hardware and Operating System Essentials, PC: First Line Support).
  • Linux (Multi-User Operating Systems ).
  • Web Design.
  • Working Within a Project Team.
  • Functional Areas of Business.
  • Graded Unit 1.

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 have 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:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome