Introduction to Computing at Nescol

The Computing faculty at North East Scotland College offer an introduction to computing courses. This course is aimed at those who have basic computer operating skills but no prior experience in PC maintenance, and the course is appropriate for both school leavers and mature students who wish to further their knowledge and capabilities in computing. This course is not suitable for those with no prior qualifications, knowledge or those with no experience of computers.

Computing Support with Cyber Security (Level 4)

Computing has changed rapidly over the last 10 years, websites have become more user friendly and compatible with a range of devices; PC, tablet & smartphones, games have become more complex and the demand for apps is increasing.

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is also here to stay, and has an impact on everything we do digitally, failure to comply carries heavy fines, this means computing skills are in high demand.

If you are thinking about a career in computing, this is the perfect place to start and will introduce you to every element of computing, which can launch you into an exciting and ever-evolving career.


Interactive Computing at Nescol

The Computing faculty at North East Scotland College offer a wide range of non-advanced computing courses. To achieve entrey into these courses applicants should have successfully completed the Introduction course, and/or have relevant qualifications at National 4/5, Intermediate 1/2 or Standard Grade General/ Credit level (including Computer Science). An interest in computer hardware and maintenance and trouble-shooting technical problems is also important.

NC Computing with Digital Media (level 5)

This course can start your career in the computing sector. If you have worked with applications, built a website, posted to social media and want to find out what career path this can open up for you, then this course may be for you.

Designed to develop your knowledge of contemporary applications currently in use in computing and digital media, and offers the opportunity to explore a range of computing disciplines such as interactive media/web development, software development, teamwork and games development.

NC Computer Games Development (level 6)

The award encompasses some of the softer skills regarded as important in the computer games industry including communication, team working and an understanding of the role of enterprise.

You will be learning about games — what makes them entertaining and challenging and brings us back for more. The course includes developing the media assets (audio, video, photographs, 2D and 3D images), investigating gameplay, games design and development using different engines.


Computing Technologies at Nescol

NC Computer Support with Cyber Security (Level 5)

Have you got experience of working with computers? Then now is the time to take this further, this course will help support you in developing your knowledge further and introducing you to networking and why this is important for an organisation and an individual.

There is also an opportunity to learn about Cyber Security with our embedded NPA in Cyber Security, which will teach you about Operating System vulnerabilities and how a malicious individual will use this to their advantage.

Learn how to keep your data secure using the various methods of cryptography, and we will introduce you to Cyber Forensics where you will trace the attacks back to the source.

NC Software Development with Cyber Security (Level 5)

Are you interested in developing programs and wonder how they are made? This course will focus on the fundamentals of computer programming and the main languages used in programming such as HTML, CSS, and Python and why these languages are used.

There is also an opportunity to learn about Cyber Security with our embedded NPA in Cyber Security, which will focus on the scripting you have created earlier in the year and give you an opportunity to use some of those programs to test vulnerabilities in a computer system and how the malicious individuals can exploit these vulnerabilities.

You will also have the opportunity to learn some apps development and create your own app.

NC Computing with Cyber Security (Level 6)

Are you interested in developing programs and wonder how they are made? This course will focus on the fundamentals of computer programming and the main languages used in programming such as HTML, CSS, and Python and why these languages are used.

There is also an opportunity to learn about Cyber Security with our embedded NPA in Cyber Security, which will focus on the scripting you have created earlier in the year and give you an opportunity to use some of those programs to test vulnerabilities in a computer system and how the malicious individuals can exploit these vulnerabilities.

You will also have the opportunity to learn some apps development and create your own app.