Computing Science National 5
What is special about this course?
Computing science is vital to everyday life: socially, technologically and economically. It shapes the world in which we live and its future. It brings together elements of technology, science and creative digital media. Explore the role and impact of contemporary computing technologies, providing an insight into the challenges, excitement and rewards in this area of employment.
Ideally National 5 Maths and/or some computing experience although consideration will be given to all applicants with an interest in the subject.
This course introduces learners to:
- Software Design and Development
- Computer Systems
- Database Design and Development
- Web Design and Development
Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone & camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
Timetabled learning will take place in an online classroom where you connect and interact with your lecturer and classmates using with video, voice and text chat. You will also complete regular and flexible personal study which most students choose to do from home.
How long will my course last?34 Weeks
One evening per week, Wednesday 6-9 pm
How will I be assessed?
There will be an assessed project and end of year exam.
Where can I study my course?
- From anywhere with an internet connection including your local college centre
Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
For the latest information on fees please see our Fees & Funding information pages.
A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances. This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits. You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme. Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On successful completion, you might consider studying Higher Computing Science or from a range of our ICT courses now available up to degree level.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Apply for Computing Science National 5
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, subject to Scottish Government approval. 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.