Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degree Pathways
Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy
Full-time, part time, online
Start studying in February or August 2024
Why Choose Digital, Computing and Cyber at Fife College?
There has never been a better time to consider a career in Digital, Computing and Cyber. In an industry that contributes nearly £5bn to the Scottish economy, it’s estimated that 13,000 new roles are created on an annual basis within Scotland’s emerging digital sectors. People working in these sectors are 23% more likely to be employed on a full-time, permanent basis, and earn a salary that is on average 26% higher than the Scottish average.
Our courses will equip you with the specialist computer science and digital media skills you need to pursue a career in areas such as Software Development, Cyber Security, Computer Arts, 3D Animation, Computer Games Design, Digital Design and eSports.
We’ve also recently invested hugely in our digital infrastructure, including the purchase of equipment to allow access to real-life cyber threats and different operating systems, creating the highest quality learning environment. The integration of real-life experience will provide students with valuable experience with the latest software and intrusion detection systems, giving you the edge over other similarly qualified applicants when you enter the job market.
Strong digital and cyber skills can lead to many exciting job opportunities, not only in IT businesses but across all sectors including Banking and Finance, Creative Industries, Education, Engineering, Tourism, Healthcare and the Public Sector. In fact, 60% of digital technology professionals in Scotland work in non-digital technology companies.
With qualifications available at every level of study, from introductory courses up to HNCs, HNDs and degrees, we can help you gain the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.
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We offer courses which lead to careers in the following areas:
Games Development and Design
Digital TV Production
Mobile App Development
Progress to a Degree
Did you know that our HNC and HND Digital, Computing and Cyber courses are the equivalent of the first and second years of a degree?
Depending on the subject you study, successfully completing an HNC or HND in Digital, Computing and Cyber courses at Fife College could mean you have the opportunity to progress to years 2 or 3 of a related BSc or BSc (Hons) degree course at one of the following partner universities:
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
University of the West of Scotland
Alternatively, if you study HND: 3D Computer Animation, you could stay on at Fife College, and progress to our BA (Hons): Creative Enterprise degree, delivered at our Glenrothes Campus. Either way, studying Digital, Computing and Cyber at Fife College can be a more cost-effective, local alternative route to the same degree in Scotland, in the same amount of time!
What Happens after I Apply?
There are four possible outcomes from your interview:
(For courses where an interview is not required, you may be asked for additional information e.g. a portfolio, before a decision is made.)
1. Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
2. Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.
3. You may be added to a waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.
If any spaces become available, you will be contacted nearer the course start date.
4. Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
They may be able to help you find another suitable course.
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