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Computing with ESOL

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is ideal for you if you are interested in a career in the field of Computing and if your first language is not English. The course will allow you to improve your English language level and your understanding of a range of areas in computing. 

This course covers Website Design and development, Software Development, Computer Hardware and Systems as well as Computer Networking and Data Science. The course also incorporates Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel which are ideal skills for business and work.

You will also complete the National 5 ESOL award. After this course, you can progress to level 6 computing courses or potentially HND-level study. The range of skills you will learn will prepare you perfectly for all areas of employment that make use of digital skills.

What you will learn

  • Programming
  • Web development
  • Computer Networking
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Access Databases
  • Data Science
  • Computer hardware
  • Digital Media
  • English

How the course is assessed

  • Practical
  • Some multiple-choice tests

Number of days per week

  • 4 days per week, we try to keep the timetable as concise as possible, but you will need to travel to college on four days

Entry requirements

  • Your English level needs to be assessed prior to starting 
  • You will need to complete an online screening activity to assess your computing knowledge
  • 4 National 4 C grade passes or equivalent is the minimum 
  • Adults with relevant experience are welcomed 
  • Progression from successful completion of a relevant Edinburgh College course 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Your interview will be to take part in computing skills and experience screening exercises online.
  • Also an English-level screening. 

English Proficiency Requirements

Equivalent to National 4 ESOL

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NPA Cybersecurity, Networking and Forensics
  • NPA Software Development and Web
  • NPA Software Development and Digital Design
  • Or an HND course of your choice in Computing if your prior qualifications are applicable

Career options

  • The skills offered in this course are applicable to any job role that requires basic/intermediate digital skills

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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