Fast Track to Computing and Technology

Course Content

The Fast Track to Computing is an introduction to Computing and Technology, allowing you to progress to higher study. You will learn a range of skills and technologies in coding and web development, computer networking, and hardware. You will also develop the key skills of team and project working.

Subjects include:

  • Software Design and Development
  • Computer Networking Fundamentals
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Computing project

This course is designed to link to our progression courses. Successful students can move on to the level 5/6 Certificate in Computing Course. Suitable applicants can progress to HNC. It is ideal for school leavers who have been studying National 5, or those who want to re-skill or upskill into Computing.

Entry Requirements

All students must complete a strong personal statement explaining your interest in the course, please contact us for support if needed.

You may be invited to a recruitment workshop to ensure this is the right course for you. All applicants may also be asked to provide a reference.

Method of Assessment

Each subject has its own assessments, methods of assessment may include:

  • Multiple choice quizzes
  • Written questions
  • Writing code for programs or websites
  • Project work

Future Prospects

Successful students will have two options, progression to the full-time Certificate in Computing course at Level 5/6 to further enhance skills in preparation for advanced study.

Certificate courses are:

  • Certificate in Computing with Game Development and Esports
  • Certificate in Computing with Cyber Security

Successful students with the potential can progress to our HNC Courses in the Computing Department.

Our HNC courses are:

  • HNC Cyber Security
  • HNC Computer Games Development
  • HNC Digital Design and Development
  • HND Year 1 Software Development
Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    15 Jan 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    16 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Computing & Creative Media

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