Computing: Games Design and Cyber Security NQ

What is special about this course?

This is a one-year full time course which is designed for people with an interest in computing subjects.  This includes specialist awards in games design and cyber security.  This course is a good stepping stone to HNC Computing.  On completion students will achieve the following qualifications:

  • National Qualification in Computing
  • National Progression Award Computer Games Development Level 5
  • National Progression Award Cyber Security Level 5

Entry requirements

  • A group of National 4 qualifications.
  • A group of Standard Grades at General Level.
  • A group of Intermediate Level 1 units.

Applications from adults without formal qualifications are welcome.

NPA Games Design -

Computer Games: Design

Computer Games: Media Assets

Computer Games: Development


NPA Cyber Security -

Data Security

Digital Forensics

Ethical Hacking


Computing: Computer Hardware and Systems

Computing: Digital Media Elements for Applications

Computing: Applications Development

Computing: Project


Information Literacy

Network Literacy

Social Media Literacy


Computing: Office and Personal Productivity Apps

Computer Networking Fundamentals




No specialist equipment is required, however access to a PC would be beneficial.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The majority of teaching is done face to face and is classroom based.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date



Costs as advertised.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Candidates who successfully complete this course can progress to:

  • Further Study
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment


Is there more information available online?

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