Computing Science (Evening) Higher

What is special about this course?

Higher Computing Science will build on your existing computing skills and introduce you to an advanced range of computational processes and thinking and develops a rigorous approach to the design and development process across a variety of contemporary contexts. You will gain an awareness of the importance that computing professionals play in meeting the needs of society today and for the future, in fields which include science, education, business and industry. This course is studied online and can be taken from home.

Entry requirements

Pupils are expected to have achieved National 5 Maths, English, Computing Science and a science or computing related subject such as Admin and be working towards Higher Maths.

This course introduces learners to:

  • Software Design and Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Design and Development
  • Web Design and Development

Equipment

You will require a computer although these are available to use within our college centres.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Online

This course will be delivered online so can be studied from home or in any of our college centres, subject to availability.

How long will my course last?

34 Weeks

One evening per week (6pm - 9pm)

Day to be confirmed

How will I be assessed?

    There will be an assessed project and end of year exam which must be taken at one of our college centres.

Where can I study my course?

    Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

Start date

September 2023

Fees

£352.00

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion you might consider progressing onto HNC Computing or HNC Digital Design & Web Development which is the first year of our BSc (Hons) Computing & BSc (Hons) Interactive Media degree programmes.

Is there more information available online?

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We are no longer accepting applications for 2022/23

I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.