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Computing and Digital Technologies touch every part of our everyday lives. Understanding the different aspects, from cyber security and networking to web design and mobile applications, and how they interact with each other and with us is a skill that can lead to a huge, and ever-expanding, number of career opportunities.
Courses available from introductory level to degrees
No matter which level you are looking to enter at, Fife College has the right course to make sure you have the skills you need to either progress to further study or enter a career in this exciting and fast-growing industry.
We also offer a range of part-time courses to help you fit your studying round your work and family commitments.
So whether you’re looking to advance your career, learn something new or update your skills, Fife College has the course to help you reach your future goals.
Courses starting in August 2018 include:
National Certificate: Computing with Digital Media (Web and Mobile Applications)
Mobile apps are now part of everyday life for all of us – and they’re still on the rise. Fife College offers two brand new Web and Mobile Applications courses (at SCQF Levels 5 and 6) which are the perfect starting point for those seeking a career in the mobile apps industry.
HNC: Computing (Part-Time)
HNC: Computing covers a broad range of areas, introducing you to a variety of computing-related subjects and is designed to provide you with useful foundations for a successful career in computing and technology.
The course introduces you to computing systems fundamentals and aspects of software development, hardware, networking, security, technical support, and troubleshooting computing problems.
Studying part-time allows you to gain a qualification that fits around your work and family life and still get skills and knowledge that will allow you to pursue your dream career in computing. And did you know that an HNC is the same level as first year at uni so you will also be gaining an extremely marketable qualification for your CV!
HNC: Cyber Security
Cyber Security is an ever growing and constantly evolving field and, because of this, there is currently a worldwide skills gap. This means that there are opportunities for those who do possess the skills needed. Fife College’s new HNC in Cyber Security allows you to think like a hacker, and gain a deep understanding of security issues and concerns to allow you to defend and protect networks.
The course introduces you to characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. You will learn to understand how to develop security policies that comply with cyber security laws.
Reflecting rapidly growing business needs, you will learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability, and security controls on networks, servers, and applications, building both the technical and professional skills needed to pursue a career in cyber security.
HND: Computing: Networking
This course offers an emphasis on the development of networking and technical skills, as well as on developing team working, problem solving, and communication skills.
In addition to SQA certification, you will have the opportunity to gain industry-recognised vendor certifications through Microsoft, CISCO, and VMWARE.
In the state-of-the-art computing labs at Fife College, you will have the opportunity to build and configure local area networks and learn how to implement secure servers. You will learn to install and configure network operating systems and how to configure Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP. You will also install and configure virtual environments using VMWARE. In year 2, there is a strong emphasis on network security.
You’ll also gain an HNC in Computing after you successfully complete your first year!
You can apply now for Computing courses and Digital Technologies courses starting in August 2019 and, whatever your dream career is, you’ll find the ideal course at Fife College to develop a comprehensive range of knowledge and practical skills.