IT Applications Software 1

North East Scotland College


Off campus


This Unit is included in the framework of a number of HNC and HND Group Awards, and should ideally be taught and assessed within the particular Group Award to which it contributes. It is designed to enable you to use IT systems and applications independently to support a range of information processing activities.

You should develop a broad knowledge of the theoretical concepts, principles, boundaries and scope of IT applications. By the end of the Unit you should have learned how to plan for, develop and produce the relevant information requirements of users.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF Level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF
Level 7)

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have good keyboard and mouse skills and a thorough familiarity of computers and software packages. This may be evidenced successful completion of appropriate National Units or courses, or experience in an informal or work environment.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

6 months



SCQF Level




Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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