Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


HNC Computing is one of the longest-established and most popular qualifications. It covers a wide range of computing subject areas and provides the opportunity to progress to year 2 of various HND qualifications including Computer Science, Networking, Software Engineering, or Technical Support.

Every industry relies on software, creating a need for professionals who can design, develop, and maintain software applications. By studying Computing, individuals position themselves for a wide range of career opportunities in various sectors, from finance and healthcare to entertainment and beyond. The flexibility of remote work is also a significant advantage in the field, allowing developers to work from anywhere with an internet connection.

Content includes:
System fundamentals; Software development; Troubleshooting computing problems; Networking technology; Web development; Computer forensics; Ethical hacking; Project management; Database Fundamentals.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher plus 1 subject at National 5 in Maths, Computing Science or a science subject, or relevant NC at SCQF Level 6.

Selection will be by interview (where required), references and qualifications.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND or employment in relevant industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level