ICT and Digital Technologies

SCQF level: 6
Campus: Arbroath / Gardyne
Starts: May 2017
Ends: April 2019
Arbroath - Days to be confirmed
Gardyne - Monday and Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00

Entry requirements: Minimum of five National 5 passes and successful interview.

Course content:

Year 1
NPA Software Development
• Computing: Applications Development
• Computing: Authoring a Website
• Software Design and Development

In S5, you will conduct an ‘industry challenge’ which will take the form of a live client project. This will involve participating in a project set by a local digital/ICT company who will act as a client for a software application that you will design and build. This will develop knowledge of the software development process but will further develop skills in communication and understanding of the industry. In addition you will develop skills in personal reflection and enable connections to be made with knowledge previously gained within the NPA.

Year 2
A selection of units from Diploma for IT & Telecommunications Professional (Skills & Demonstration of Competence)

In S6, you will undertake a work experience placement in a relevant digital/ICT setting within either a local authority or private sector employer. You will gain experience of working within a software development environment in which you will see a wide range of roles including software design, testing and maintenance. You will also gain employability skills of timekeeping, attendance, team working, communication and demonstrating value based practice including ensuring dignity and privacy, respect for self and others and equality and diversity principles.

Progression opportunities:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in IT & Telecommunications

  • Further study in areas of Computing, Software Development, Interactive Media, and Games Development

  • Possible employment across a range of digital sectors

Find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships at www.apprenticeships.scot

Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting Kathryn Simpson at k.simpson@dundeeandangus.ac.uk or 01382 834897
You can also speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).