HND Computing: Software Development (Year 1)

Course Content

Driven by an innovative, artificially intelligent world, and a growing digital economy, Software Developers are in demand in the Technology Sector. The HND Software Development course will provide you with the foundation in a range of software development and computing disciplines to prepare you for progression to HND, University or work.  Subjects will include:

·       Developing Software Introduction

·       Database Design Fundamentals

·       Team working in Computing

·       Graded Unit Exam

·       Web Development essential content

 The course is taught in 16 hours over 3 days per week. Learning activities include: coding, presentations and team working.

Entry Requirements

Four relevant National 5 or equivalent at level at A or B plus two Highers including one STEM subject


Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software Development with four relevant National 5 subjects at A or B


Progression from SCQF level 5/6 Computing college course passing all credits and B grade achieved in Computing Project.


Mature applicants with relevant experience are assessed individually. 

Method of Assessment

• Each subject has continuous assessment, methods may include multiple choice quizzes, written reports, presentations or coding.

 • End of year Graded Unit Exam

Future Prospects

2+2 degree pathways to Abertay and RGU Universities.

Pathways to relevant degree programmes

Excellent prospects for a successful career in the Computing and Technology or Cyber Security sector.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • 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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