SCQF Level 7
This qualification is specifically designed to give you the academic and practical training needed to design, implement and sufficiently support IT systems.
Why take this course?
This is a broad-based computing course covering both computer hardware and software.
Throughout the course you will gain an understanding of current trends and practices in IT ensuring you are well prepared for employment or further specialist studies.
What you will experience
You will study computer systems architecture, fundamentals of networking, developing software, web development and the ethical and legal responsibilities of being an IT professional.
You will also investigate computer security and the techniques for forensic examination of computer systems to identify cyber-crime.
Applicants should have two Highers, preferably including Computer Science. Applicants should also have Numeracy Core Skill at SCQF Level 4.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.
What you need to know
At North East Scotland College
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course(s) at North East Scotland College:
You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.
Careers opportunities are widespread across the IT industry, mostly at a junior level. Common employment roles include:
- Computer Support Technician
- IT Support Technician
- Software Developer
- Support Engineer
The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.
For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.
Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2018. Please see below for your options.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.
All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.