SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND DIGITAL DESIGN NPA
SCQF Level 6
Computing

Course Overview
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Discover the world of software development as you are introduced to core industry concepts and skills. This course is designed to be used as a progression towards further study of a specialist software development course and entry into the innovative digital design sector. Upon completion you will gain an up-to-date award that reflects recent developments within the job market. You will explore practical and hands-on subjects taught in Edinburgh College’s state-of-the-art computer labs. 


You will be taught by industry experienced College lecturers and learn a diverse range of knowledge in; computer programming for apps, web development HTML and CSS, and media production such as graphics and video. Each subject area you cover is tailored towards jobs available in the industry to make sure you get the best education to progress towards a successful career.

What You Will Learn
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  • Web Development
  • Photoshop
  • Software Development
  • Games Programming
  • Animation
  • Illustrator


Entry Requirements
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  • For school leavers: Six National 5’s at C grade passes or Intermediate 2’s
  • For college learners: Progression from successful completion of a relevant Edinburgh College course
  • For everyone else: All enquiries are welcome regardless of qualifications. Edinburgh College computing staff can assess where you can start or progress in your computing career and find the right course for you



English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be assessed on your practical skills
  • There will be some written course work and multiple-choice tests 


Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • You will be invited to attend an interview where you will be asked to take part in a skills and experience screening exercise this will be on a computer
  • You should also bring along your certificates
  • Further course information will be provided by a lecturer on the course as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions



Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • HND Digital Design
  • HND Web Development
  • HND Software Development
  • HND Computer Science


Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • Software developer
  • Software engineer


Number Of Days Per Week
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  • 2.5 days per week (approximately)

Course Cost And Funding Options
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Course Delivery
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FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation


CODESPACE
Computing Overview

​Master the skills in digital media editing, database administration, social media and e-commerce, web design, animation, 3D modelling, programming in C#, PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, Java and C++, scripting, batching, network architechture and forensics, all taught by industry veteran lecturers with extensive real life experience.

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