Computing: Technical Support

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


This course offers you the opportunity to develop your technical skills, including operating systems, hardware, team working, and project management skills. It is suitable for a range of learners wishing to train for a career in technical support and for those who are passionate about building computers and networks with a focus on supporting networked computer systems.

You will develop a comprehensive range of knowledge and practical skills in computer technical support and, in year 2, there is a strong emphasis on security of systems. In addition to SQA certification, there are opportunities to gain industry-recognised vendor certifications through Microsoft, CISCO, VMWARE, and CompTIA.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers plus 4 subjects at National 5; or Foundation Apprenticeship: IT Hardware and System Support plus 4 subjects at National 5; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

3rd year of a degree course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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