Computer Technologies with Game Design NC

What is special about this course?

What is special about this course?
The award aims to provide a structured progression of learning contexts in which learners can gain experience and develop a range of skills and knowledge designed to underpin key aspects of computer science: technical skills (hardware and networking), programming skills, productivity skills, communication skills and team working skills.

Embedded within this is the National Progression Award -  Computer Networks and Systems.

Entry requirements

NC in Digital Media Computing at SCQF level 4
NC in Computing with Digital Media at SCQF level 4
Relevant Computing related NPA at SCQF level 4 or 5

or a minimum of 4 National 5's.

Mature returning adults may apply for this course and entrance is at the discretion of college staff.

The course consists of the following SQA units -

Computer Hardware and Systems
Ethical Hacking
Computer Forensics
Computer Games: Design
Computer Games: Development
Web Design and Development
Computer Games: Asset Acquisition
Office and Personal Productivity
Networking Fundamentals
Mathematics for Interactive Computing

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Various methods including -

  • Face to Face
  • Personal research
  • Tutorials
  • Team working

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    Full time

    If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

    Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

    Part time

    Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

    If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    On completion of the Computer Technologies course you may be able to progress onto the HNC Computing.

    This level of qualification might help you find work at a junior level within the IT industry in data entry or clerical work.

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