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This course is for anyone who is considering a career in the vitally-important IT industry. It provides students 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 (Hons) Applied Computing is a unique and exciting opportunity which will kick start careers in one of Scotland’s most thriving industries.
The degree has been developed with input from employers across the Scottish ICT community and will deliver the skills to take advantage of the 11,000 job opportunities available each year.
Students will develop skills in key ICT areas with a focus on software development and analytical skills. There will be an emphasis on employability skills and industrial awareness to ensure graduates are ‘work-ready’ on completion of their course.
The degree is taught jointly by Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling.
***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2018/19 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.
Falkirk: Tuesday and Thursday (afternoons) over two years.
This course allows you to develop a range of specialist technical software development skills and knowledge in programming and systems development. It will prepare students for progression to further study in computing, software development or a related discipline. Learners 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 also allow candidates to develop an awareness of professional IT issues such as legal and ethical considerations. Students will not only have the opportunity to learn the skills to succeed in established software development areas of database management and systems development, but also adopt skills needed to succeed in emerging technologies. The key skill of this course is to develop programming and design skills using state-of-the-art 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. Coursework 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 qualifications are beneficial in today's IT Job market.