Computing Science SCQF 5 (Online Virtual Classroom) National 5

What is special about this course?

Computing science is vital to everyday life - socially, technologically and economically. Computing shapes the world in which we live and its future.  It brings together elements of technology, science and creative digital media. Explore the role and impact of contemporary computing technologies, providing an insight into the challenges, excitement and rewards in this area of employment.

Entry requirements

Working towards National 5 Maths plus have some computing experience.

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

How will I study my course?

  • Distance learning
  • Evening
  • Online
  • Online Virtual Classroom
  • Mondays 6 - 9pm
  • Optional Tutorial 5pm - 5.45pm 

You will learn online through timetabled classes delivered by a lecturer in a virtual classroom on Microsoft Teams. You’ll use our virtual learning environment to access resources, complete assessments, and chat to your lecturer and classmates. You will have to attend one of our campuses or centres for SQA assessments.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Study from anywhere including your local campus or centre

Start date

September 

Fees

SCQF 4 - 6 Scottish Fee 

National 4, 5, Highers and Advanced Highers

£355

A fee waiver could be available to help with the payment of your course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our fee waiver guidance to see if you are eligible.  

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment each academic year. Please get in touch with accountsreceivable.nwh@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions. 

Additional costs 

Some of your assessments may require you to attend a college centre or other approved centre. This travel will be at your own expense but we will discuss these details with you throughout your application.

 

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion, you might consider studying Higher Computing Science

Is there more information available online?

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