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Access to Computing

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.

  • NPA Cyber Security
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • National 5 Computing (units only)
  • Maths
  • Communication

Successfully completing this course allows you to be eligible for the level 6 courses -

  • NC Technical Support
  • NC Computing with Cyber Security

One of the following:
  • A minimum of 3 National 4 awards, one of which must be Maths, or equivalent Standard Grades at 3 or above.
Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications, will be considered.

An interview and skills test may form part of the selection process.

Further Advice for full-time applicants:

  • Please create an online account when starting your application.  Your login details for the old College website are no longer valid
  • Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
  • Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately – if you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
  • Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
  • Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
  • If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview.  For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
  • Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
  • If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application – please email student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Alloa Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    28 August 2017

  • End date

    15 June 2018

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    28 August 2017

  • End date

    15 June 2018

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5