Student at computer / networking
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now closed.

The NQ Computing Fundamentals Level 5 course provides you with an introduction to a broad range of areas in Computing. You will gain knowledge and skills on new and upcoming tools and technologies such as software development, web design, cyber security, and networking fundamentals to prepare you for progression into industry or further study.

Whether you are just starting your career or are an IT professional wanting to retrain, learn new IT skills, refresh or enhance your existing IT skills to a standard based on newer and current curriculum, then this is the course for you.

What will I learn?

  • Hardware and software
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Web design and development
  • Cyber security

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three National 4 or equivalent, passes (one must be English, and another in Computing, Maths, or Science; OR
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but have no formal qualifications.

Please note: if you meet the entry criteria and have a suitable reference, you will be accepted on the course without an interview. All other applicants will be interviewed.

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

Studying with us is about more than gaining a certificate, it is about getting a job you’ll want to do and continue to develop. Throughout your time here, we'll help you to build your employability skills.These are the skills employers’ rate, and we will ensure you are given the best chance to succeed. 

Not only will we equip you with the skills you'll need but you will get access to a host of other activities from meeting employers to taking part in World Skills, our highly trained staff will give you the best preparation for further study or employment. 

Jobs and further study

  • NC Cyber Security (Level 6)
  • NQ Computing and eSports (Level 6)
  • Depending on skill set there is the possibility to progress to HND courses at Glasgow Clyde College.
  • You will have the potential to progress into jobs in computing.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection will be by qualifications, possible interview and reference
  • Proof of qualifications must be supplied before an offer can be made
  • Interviews will take place within four weeks of applying.

You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by email within 10
working days of the interview.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 days or risk losing your

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as start
date, induction and funding information.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3782