Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


The HNC Computing award is designed to offer candidates creative, academic, and technician training leading to the skills necessary to plan, design, develop, and maintain IT systems (such as web apps) in a vast range of industries., You will develop a range of contemporary technical computing skills relating to the use and support of IT systems (web, PC, networking).

What you will study:
Developing Software; Developing Small Standalone Applications; Introduction to SQL (database query language); Database Design; Developing E-Commerce Websites; Troubleshooting Software Problems; Team Working (a software project); Computer Systems; Computer Networking; Client Operating Systems; Professionalism and Ethics.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers plus Maths at National 5; or NC Computing; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6

Progression Routes

Relevant HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Business and Computing

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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