PC Passport SQA Level 5

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.

Entry requirements

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)


None, as use of the open learning centre computers is included

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?

    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?

    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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    To apply for this Open Learning course please contact the college on (01856) 569000 or email ocopenlearning@uhi.ac.uk.

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College UHI 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.