West Lothian College


This practical course is for anyone who wants to develop information technology and computing skills needed for more advanced courses such as HNC computing or HNC cyber security.

The course includes:

Software Design and Development; Computer application software; Website Design and Development; Communication, information technology, problem solving and numeracy; NPA Data Science; NPA Cyber Security; Microsoft Office Applications like Word and Excel.

It also contains a National Progression Award (NPA) unit in cyber security.

Entry Requirements

English, Maths and a science subject at National 4, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Progression Routes

HNC computing, HNC cyber security, HNC digital design and web development.

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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