Advanced Certificate in Computing

About the Course:

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for success in current and future employment or for the progression to further academic and / or professional qualifications.

Year 1

• Computer Systems Fundamentals
• Developing Software: Introduction
• Software Development: Programming Foundations
• Troubleshooting Computing Problems
• Mathematics for Computing 1
• Team Working in Computing
• Computer Networking: Fundamentals
• Professionalism and Ethics in Computing
• Software Development: Developing Small Scale Standalone Applications
• Project Management for IT
• SQA Advanced Certificate in Computing: Graded Unit 1 (Exam)

Entry Requirements:

  • Students to hold a minimum of 55 % aggregate in CBSE Grade X/ Cambridge “O” level/equivalent (Preferred Subjects – Science and Maths/ Technical Subjects).
  • Successful completion of a relevant UAE equivalent National Certification of 6 or above.
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.


Articulation arrangements exist between a number of Scottish, UK and international universities where SQA Advanced Certificates and Diplomas will be accepted as advanced entry to either the second or third year of a related degree programme. Depending on the specific degree programme, certain units may be required as part of the SQA Advanced Certificate/Diploma. A high proportion of our candidates have articulated to degree programmes and successfully completed them.

Career Opportunities:

  • Software Engineer.
  • System Analyst.
  • Software Consultant.
  • Application Programmer.

Under Approval 

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