What is special about this course?
The individual units that make up the PC Passport awards at SQA level 5 have been designed to comply with the National Occupational Standards for IT users.
There are no entry requirements for this course
The PC Passport syllabus in four modules is designed to cover the key concepts of computing.
Internet & Online Communications (1 credit)
IT Software: Word Processing & Presenting Information (1 credit)
IT Software: Spreadsheets & Databases (1 credit)
IT Systems (0.5 credit)
How will I study my course?
- Open Learning
Self paced workbooks
How long will my course last?
Variable - Self paced workbooks
Where can I study my course?
Further education tuition fees
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.
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. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course will facilitate progression to further education in computing, and provide industry accepted evidence of computing ability to prospective employers
Is there more information available online?
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