Edinburgh College Banner

Computing

Software Development and Web NPA

Campus Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Choose your study options

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

Course enquiry form

Note your interest for this course.
Enter your full name
Enter your email address
This form collects your name and email address so we can contact you with pre-application information on future courses including application deadlines, campus open days and course information. Read our privacy notice to find out how we collect, store and use your data (and for information on withdrawing your consent).

Course overview

Discover the world of software development as you are introduced to core industry concepts and skills in web development and digital media. This course is designed to be used as a progression towards further study of a specialist web development course. 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 at 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
  • Audio Acquisition and Editing
  • Video Acquisition and Editing
  • Projects

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

  • 3 days per week (approximately) but can be tietabled over 4 days

Entry requirements

  • 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
  •  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
  • All applicats wiill be asked to take part in skills and experience screening exercise online.

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 online.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Web Development
  • HND Digital Design
  • HND Software Development
  • HNC Computing

Career options

  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Web and multimedia developer

Study Options

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

You may also be interested in these courses

Computing

Bootcamp - Beginner -Software (Free course)

This course is free for anyone to enrol. If you are looking to change your career or return to work and are unsure if So...

Read more and apply

Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Open learning

Duration
43 weeks

Computing

Data Science Professional Development Award

Are you in a job where you are using data and want to upskill? looking for something you can study flexibly around your ...

Read more and apply

Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 8

Study mode
Open learning

Duration
20 weeks

Computing

Data Science with Python and R (NPA Level 6) (DDI Funded)

This course is delivered through open learning. The course has an 18-week structure and is guided by lecturer support vi...

Read more and apply

Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Open learning

Duration
19 weeks

Computing

ICDL (Formerly European Computer Driving License) Advanced Microsoft Excel

The International Certificate in Digital Literacy (formerly European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)) is an Internationa...

Read more and apply

Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Open learning

Duration
41 weeks

Computing

ICDL Databases Microsoft Access Advanced (Formerly ECDL)

The International Certificate in Digital Literacy (formerly European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)) is an Internationa...

Read more and apply

Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Evening

Duration
41 weeks

Computing

ICDL Essentials (Formerly ECDL)

The International Certificate in Digital Literacy (formerly European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)) is a Europe-wide q...

Read more and apply

Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Open learning

Duration
41 weeks

Computing

ICDL Extra (ECDL)

The International Certificate in Digital Literacy (formerly European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)) is a Europe-wide q...

Read more and apply

Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Open learning

Duration
41 weeks