Computing: Software Development

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus


Are you interested in developing software and want to learn more? This course will focus on the fundamentals of computer programming and the main languages used in programming such as Python, HTML and CSS, and why these languages are used.

There is also an opportunity to learn about Cyber Security, which will focus on scripting, and give you an opportunity to use some of those scripts to test vulnerabilities in a computer system and how the malicious individuals can exploit these vulnerabilities.

You will also have the opportunity to learn some apps development and create your own app.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 preferably including Computing Science or Software Development; or relevant computing course at SCQF Level 5.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC/D

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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