Advanced Computing (Level 6)

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This course will enable students to further their learning and knowledge of areas such as Cyber security, Web development, Data science and programming and provides a good basis to progress onto a more advanced HE study or to gain employment as a junior IT trainee.

This programme is aimed at learners who have chosen a career in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Several of the topics will be taught in computer labs as well as general purpose classrooms and use will be made of the College’s e-Skills lab for the technical support subjects.

The programme is aimed mainly at school leavers with the appropriate entry criteria. However, it also provides an opportunity for adult learners to study recognised ICT qualifications at SCQF level 6.

The qualification has the potential to prepare learners for employment in the ICT sector and it is suitable for those who have decided to pursue the ICT Support area of work.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5 or NQ Computer Science (Level 5). You will attend for an advice session with pre-entry test. Interview.

Progression Routes

Higher education courses or relevant employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Business, Accounting and Computing

SCQF Level