Computing Science

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Cumbernauld Campus, Kirkintilloch Campus, Coatbridge Campus


This Computing course focuses mainly on software development, but also includes networking and databases. It would be ideal for anyone wishing to develop their technical skills or progress onto further study in these areas of computing.

Within the course you will complete a Software Development Group Award, consisting of a coding unit, a Web Authoring unit and an App Development unit where you have the freedom to create any app using a coding environment of your choice. This could be a game, multimedia app, web app, or anything else that meets the requirements.

You will also learn about networks and servers, and how they support users. This will include installation, configuration, maintenance and security.

There are also units on Databases and Academic Skills for Computing which will prepare you for HNC/HND courses and teach valuable research skills.

There will also be the chance to pick up additional Microsoft and Cisco qualifications at no cost to yourself.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5, preferably including Maths or Computing Science, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry is also subject to a satisfactory interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Computing (NextGen)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT