Access to Computing

This course is for anyone who is considering a career in the IT industry.

It provides students with a taste of the different specialities within computing, including computer hardware, cyber security and software development.

  • National 5 Software Development & Information Systems units
  • Programming for Mobile Devices
  • Applications Development
  • Website Design & Development
  • Data Security
  • Computer Hardware & Systems
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Social Media Literacy
  • Computing Project
  • Maths and Communications Units

  • The career path for this course is further study

  • NC Computing with Cyber Security

One of the following:

  • Four National 4 awards (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Additional requirements:

  • An interview will form part of the selection process

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• 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



Falkirk Campus



Start date

21 August 2023

SCQF Level

Level 5