Networking and Cloud Infrastructure (NextGen)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus


This course will allow students to study many of the skills that are in demand for many different types of career in an IT Technical Support Role. The course provides a comprehensive range of knowledge and practical skills in providing technical expertise in PC maintenance, networking, installing Microsoft Windows, desktop support, and server support.

In specialist labs learners will have the opportunity to build PCs, study the Microsoft Windows operating systems, and build networks within a virtualised environment providing hands on experience and learning.

NextGen qualifications allow more time in class focusing on larger, fewer subjects in more depth, increasing learning time, integrating learning, teaching and assessment approaches which reduces the assessment load. The traditional Graded Unit is also replaced with a Project and Portfolio that students work on throughout the year allowing students to develop and showcase their own work to Universities and potential employers.

Entry Requirements

HNC Computing (NextGen)

Progression Routes

Relevant degree courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT