Introduction to Computing

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


The course has been designed for those who have no, or little experience of computing and IT who want a good grounding for employment but also offers an opportunity to progress onto further areas of FE study.

The course covers the use of Microsoft Office applications software and other computing topics including Digital Gaming, Computer Games Development, Internet Safety and Online Communications. Other topics studied include Digital Media, Web Development, Digital Numeracy and Digital Communication Methods.

The programme also includes the SQA nationally recognised computing qualification PC Passport (Beginner) and an introduction to computer programming using Java. A good starter course for those interested in IT and computing!

It is an ideal access course for anyone wishing to gain the knowledge and confidence to then progress to further FE study in any discipline.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Information and interview session with pre-entry test.

Progression Routes

Relevant computing courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Business, Accounting and Computing

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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