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Student at computer / networking
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now for a waiting list.

This NC Software Development course introduces a range of skills relating to software development (programming) and web development allowing you to develop skills that are in demand by industry. You will develop problem-solving and other employability skills, including the development of academic skills that will help prepare you for progression to further study.

Software development skills empower you to create software solutions that address real-world problems and drive innovation, while cybersecurity skills ensure the integrity and security of those solutions. Together, they enable you to be a well-rounded technologist.

What will I learn?

  • Software Design and Development 
  • Applications Development 
  • Programming 
  • Website Creation and Authoring 
  • Computer Hardware 
  • Networking 
  • Data Science 
  • Digital Media 
  • Cyber Security 

The course will be delivered using software that is currently used in the industry such as C#, Java and Python. Hear more about our computing courses from lecturers Violet and Paul.

Violet & Paul

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two National 5, or equivalent, passes at A to C level in English, Computing, Maths, IT or Science subject areas
  • Relevant NQ Units at SQCF level 5
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications.

Please note: applicants who meet the entry criteria and have a suitable reference may 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 NC Software Development Level 6 with us is about more than gaining a certificate; it is about getting a job you will want to do and continue to develop. Throughout your time here, we will help you to build your employability skills. These are the skills employer's rate, and we will ensure you are given the best chance to succeed. 
Not only will we equip you with the skills you will need but you will get access to a host of other activities, from meeting employers to taking part in WorldSkills competitions. Our highly trained staff will give you the best preparation for further study or employment. 

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 (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3782