Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


Today’s world revolves around the use of digital technologies and requires people with a mix of computing, technical, creative, and people skills. This course covers a wide range of topics, including hardware and networking, data, digital media and social media, coding with HTML, CSS and JS (JavaScript) to enable software applications, websites and games design and development.

What you will study:
Web Development; Games Design; Creating Games Assets (sprites, sounds, etc.); Games Development; Team Working (a software project); Information Literacy; Networking Literacy; Social Media Literacy; Developing Small Standalone Applications; Introduction to SQL (database query language); Database Design; Developing E-Commerce Websites; Troubleshooting Software Problems; Computer Systems; Computer Networking; Client Operating Systems; Professionalism and Ethics.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4

Progression Routes

HNC Computing

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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