West Lothian College


This course is for those wanting to progress from NQ computing into further study or into a career in computing or information technology. It develops skills and knowledge in software development and technical support.

The course includes:

Project management; Computer operating systems; Programming; Web development; Application software; Working within a project team; Computer architecture. There is a final graded unit exam.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher plus 2 subjects at National 5, or relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

HND Software Development, or possible progression to Year 2 of a university course. Or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Computing and Cyber Security

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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