Computer Science

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


If you are looking to pursue a career in IT support or software development this course will prepare you for a wide range of career options.

You will cover a diverse selection of essential skills from troubleshooting computer problems to managing a web server. In addition, this course will allow you to progress to university in year 3 to develop your understanding of computer systems further.

Its a fantastic start to developing a career in software engineering or IT support serving as a stepping stone to gain the qualifications you need to achieve your career ambitions.

Course includes:
Computer Hardware and Systems; Computer Networking; Operating Systems; Software Development; Linux; Cloud Computing; Databases; Big Data; Forensics; Web and App development; Human Computer Interaction.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers including Maths, Computing Science or a science subject; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You will attend for interview and complete a skills and experience screening exercise.

Progression Routes

On successful completion of this course you may find employment in a wide range of posts in the IT and Computing Industry

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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