HND Computing: Networking (Year 2)

Course Content

The HND Networking will provide you with advanced knowledge for a successful career in networking technology. The course provides a comprehensive range of knowledge and practical skills in configuring, designing, building and maintaining computer network infrastructures. It allows students to study towards up-to-date Vendor specific certifications in the skills that are in demand for many different types of career in Networking and Server. The course enables students to study for and gain a Cisco CCNA qualification over this 2 year programme. Delivery is on a full-time basis to include lectures, practical tutorials and self-study sessions. 

Entry Requirements

Year 1

Four National 5 qualifications at A or B and two Highers including one in a STEM subject (C or above). 


Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media or IT Software Development. 


SCQF level 5/6 Computing College course achieving all units with B grade in Computing Project.


Mature applicants with relevant experience are assessed individually for suitability.


All applicants will be invited to a two-stage interview selection process. Suitable references required. 


Year 2

Completion of all 15 credits on HNC. Subject to interview and suitable reference. 

Method of Assessment

There are theoretical and practical aspects assessed throughout the year with a final exam in year 1 and a project at the end of year 2. 

Future Prospects

The college has strong articulation agreements with a number of universities into a range of degree programmes. This course will also provide students with the skills for employment. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Computing & Creative Media

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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