If you are looking for a career in computing or IT and looking to acquire the comprehensive knowledge required for business and industry then this is a course to build the foundations. This course covers a range of core computing subjects, exploring both the technical and creative side of computing allowing you to move further forward in the subject area. The course is very much hands-on learning and you will achieve a good understanding of general computing, while at the same time gain practical and technical skills that employers are looking for. You will try various digital media disciplines such as web development, software development, technical support and network literacy not forgetting office applications which are all valuable to potential employers.
West Highland College UHI is now a Microsoft IT Academy and there may be opportunity to achieve Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in various of the Office applications.
Studying at SCQF level 5, you should have achieved National 5 Computing Science qualification or a minimum of 3 relevant National 4, Intermediate 1 or Standard Grade Found/General level qualifications (ideally in maths and a science).
You will study from a range of subjects such as
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (This may be offered as part or an enhancement of your course)
Full Time: 3 days per week for 34 weeks
September / October
Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.
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.
If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.
If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.
Students may qualify for bursary funding.
Once complete, you may consider continuing study at a higher level in areas such as Information Technology, Computing, Interactive Media, Web Development, Software Development, 3D Computer Animation or Technical Support. This qualification also provides an ideal skillset to move into employment into a small to medium sized business or as a start point for a career in a larger organisation. This course is also a good foundation to enhance your computing and IT skills before moving to a course in another subject area.
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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College 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.