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Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

Course Type:
Type 4 - Certified Courses (including Foundation Apprenticeships)

Computing, Technology and Engineering

Age Group:
S4, S5, S6


Start/End Dates:
Available between 6th Sep - 31st Dec 2021

Timetable Availability:
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays (AM only)

Number of Sessions:

50 minutes


Repetition Frequency:

Max Capacity:
Minimum 6 - Maximum 15

What's the qualification?
Foundation Apprenticeship in IT; Software Development, which is the same level of learning as SQA Highers (SCQF level 6) and includes industry-standard, employer recognised qualifications, core skills and work experience:

  • A National Progression Award (NPA) in Software Development SCQF level 6
  • Core units of a Diploma for IT & Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6
  • A Work Placement

What will I learn?
As part of the National Progression Award, topics will be:

  • Computing Applications; Development
  • Computing: Authoring a Website
  • Software Design and Development

In Year 2 you will work in a hands-on, practical way as part of your work placement, towards achieving the five units on your Diploma:

  • Data Modelling
  • Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements for IT and Telecoms Systems
  • Health and Safety in IT and Telecom
  • Personal Effectiveness

You will also complete one of the following:

  • Event Driven Computer Programming
  • Procedural Programming
  • Object Orientated Computer Programming

A Foundation Apprenticeship also helps to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others
  • Time management

These transferable skills are necessary and desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.

Additional Requirements:
This course does have a work experience element.

Other Info:
Not at this time.

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