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NQ Interactive Media & Computing

The award aims to provide our learners with developing a range of skills and knowledge designed to underpin key aspects of Computer Technologies, Web and Digital Design. The course covers a wide range of skills: IT Business Applications, Technical skills (hardware and networking), programming skills, Digital Design, communication and team working skills.

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HNC Computing

HND Computer Science

The HND Computer Science course has been designed to meet the growing needs of IT and computing related sectors, giving you an up-to-date, recognised qualification within the context of an ever-changing employment market. The range of optional subjects available will allow you to focus on different aspects, perhaps where there is a local demand for particular skills. The inclusion of subjects as cloud computing, convergence technologies, network technology and advanced software development will ensure that your qualification is relevant for the 21st century. On successful completion you will be able to demonstrate competency in a wide range of related skills such as design and implementation of applications including database design, website design and support, mobile application development and technical support.

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BSc (Hons) Computing

If you are looking for a successful career in the fast-moving computing industry, the BSc (Hons) Computing degree is for you. You will learn all the knowledge and skills you need to work in this sector, as well as developing key personal and intellectual qualities necessary for continued professional development. In years three and four you can choose to study for a generic degree in computing or you can specialise in software development or technical support. This will allow you to exit at the end of the fourth year with a themed award, for example: BSc (Hons) Computing (Software) or BSc (Hons) Computing (Networking). The course provides a high-quality design/development web education that has been designed to meet employers’ requirements. When you graduate, you will be well equipped to implement and manage web design and development projects from start to finish.

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University pathways

Progress locally in Shetland and gain your Degree, or use us a stepping stone to one of our partner colleges or other Universities on the mainland. In 2017/18 we helped 6 local computing students from NQ, HNC and HND progress onto courses south.

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