Advanced Computing

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This course will enable you to further your learning and knowledge of areas such as Cyber security, Web development, Data science and programming and provides a good basis to progress onto more advanced HE study or to gain employment as a junior IT trainee. With the addition of E-sports units you will gain knowledge and understanding of professional competitive gaming which is developing in Scotland at a fast pace.

The programme is aimed at school leavers with the appropriate entry criteria and adult learners who require to reskill or upskill.

The course includes subjects such as: Computer Games Design and Development, Website Design, Graphics and Development, E-sports events and Develop an E-sports product.

Time will also be spent developing skills in Digital Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Computer Programming and Data Security as well as developing appropriate numeracy and communication skills that are paramount in today’s working ICT society.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5, or NQ Intermediate Computing. Interview.

Progression Routes

Higher education courses or relevant employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level