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.

Entry requirements

You should have been working at level 4 as this is a National 5 qualification.

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

Equipment

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
  • Evening
  • Online

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

Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

Fees

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please read our Fees & Funding information pages for more information regarding residency, previous study and bursary rates. Please contact funding.whc@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Rest of UK students : For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland, studying full time, the course fee is £5,800.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or not. However you must complete an application even if you know that you're not entitled to EMA.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

Funding

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?

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Apply for Computing Science National 5

I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. 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.