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Software Development and Digital Design NPA

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

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

  • Web Development
  • Graphics
  • Software Development
  • Games Programming
  • Animation

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed on your practical skills
  • There will be some written coursework and multiple-choice tests 

Number of days per week

  • 2.5 days per week (approximately)

Entry requirements

  • For school leavers: Six National 5’s at C grade passes or Intermediate 2’s
  • For college students: 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

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to attend an interview where you will be asked to take part in 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

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Digital Design
  • HND Web Development
  • HND Software Development
  • HND Computer Science

Career options

  • Software developer
  • Software engineer

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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