Computing Science SCQF 6 (Online Virtual Classroom) Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher Computing Science will build on your existing computing skills and introduce you to an advanced range of computational processes and thinking and develops a rigorous approach to the design and development process across a variety of contemporary contexts. You will gain an awareness of the importance that computing professionals play in meeting the needs of society today and for the future, in fields which include science, education, business and industry.

Entry requirements

National 5 Computing Science (or other Computing-based qualification).

Candidates who have not achieved National 5 Computing Science may still apply and other N5/Highers will be considered. You may be required to take an entrance test to prove your capability of studying Computing Science at this level.

  • Software Design and Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Design and Development
  • Web Design and Development

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Online

You will learn online through timetabled classes delivered by a lecturer in a virtual classroom. You’ll use our virtual learning environment to access resources, complete assessments, and chat with your lecturer and classmates.

  • Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm
  • Optional Tutorial 5pm - 5.45pm

How long will my course last?

9 Months

Where can I study my course?

    • Study from anywhere including your local campus or centre

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What can I do on completion of my course?

Students who successfully achieve the Higher Computing Science can progress to the HNC Computing course

Is there more information available online?

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