Computing - Introduction to: NQ (Level 4)

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year - 2.5 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
East End
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Course overview

This course will enable you to learn and develop your skills in Computing, across a range of topics including, Software Development, Robotics, Web Design and Networking.

The course introduces a range of knowledge and practical based skills related to the computing industry.

What you will learn

Course units include:

  • Robotics
  • Software Development
  • Multimedia
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Refurbishing and Recycling Computers
  • Study Skills
  • Employment Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Working in a project team

This course is a good entry level into Computing and develops the skills to have the potential to progress to further study in the computing sector.

The course also includes a National Progression Award (NPA) in Computer Refurbishment

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the course, however an interest in computing and further study is beneficial.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ┬áhere at the College.

Applicants without formal qualifications, but who have relevant work experience, are encouraged to apply.

Future prospects

This qualification may allow you to progress to our NQ Computing level 5.

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