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This course is for anyone who is considering a career in the vitally-important IT industry. It provides you with a taste of the different specialities within computing, including computer hardware, cyber security and programming. This engaging course will use Raspberry Pis to help you develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Vendor certification, which is highly respected by employers, is an option in the course. This is a SCQF level 5 course.
The BSc Applied Computing degree is a unique and exciting opportunity to give yourself a real head start in one of Scotland's most important industries.
A major skills gap is opening up in Scotland’s Computing Sector and up to 11,000 job opportunities could be available each year. The BSc Honours Degree in Applied Computing is a unique course developed to meet the identified skills shortages within the industry, allowing students to develop skills in key ICT areas.
The degree has been developed with input from the Scottish ICT community who recognise the need for highly skilled “work-ready” graduates. Much of the focus is on software development with particular emphasis on the development of analytical skills. This degree is taught jointly at Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling and benefits from expertise from within both institutions.
There will be a focus on employability and industrial awareness throughout the four year degree. One key component of the programme is an industrial work placement following the third year. The curriculum for this degree programme will continue to be driven by the evolving needs of the ICT sector in Scotland and across the world.
Falkirk: Tuesday and Thursday (afternoons) over two years.
***PLEASE NOTE - only students who will be at School during session 2017/18 can apply for this course***
Higher National Certificates are designed to meet the needs of employers both locally and nationally. Employers highly value the employability skills developed through HN study, as they equip learners very well for the realities of the workplace. HNCs demonstrate to employers that the holder has the skills and the ability to succeed in their industrial sector.
Undertaking the HNC Computing provides you with the opportunity to experience higher education level study in Computing that is not available in schools. This can give you an advantage when progressing to university or applying for a Modern Apprenticeship and will add value to your CV or UCAS application’s personal statement.
This course allows you to develop a range of specialist technical software development skills and knowledge in programming and systems development. It will prepare you for progression to further study in Computing, Software Development or a related discipline. You will gain academic, technical and professional training leading to the skills necessary to design, implement, support, evaluate or manage IT systems in a vast range of industries. It will allow you to develop an awareness of professional IT issues such as legal and ethical considerations. You not only have the opportunity to learn the skills to succeed in established software development areas of database management and systems development, but also the skills needed to succeed in emerging technologies. The key skill of the object oriented paradigm in modern software development is included along with the opportunity to develop programming and design skills using ‘in vogue’ technologies such as mobile applications.
This course provides learners with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of computing including network administration, computer hardware and support. Course work involves concentrated study in network systems maintenance and operating systems (including Linux).
The course also provides the knowledge and understanding to obtain Microsoft Certification and if successful students may become Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) gaining accreditation in Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). These Modern Industry standard qualification are beneficial in today’s IT Job market.