Gain full understanding of computing tools, techniques and practices across a wide range of application areas.
Advanced Diploma in Computing
The SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Technical Support and AAS College provide learners with a progression route into employment. This SQA Advanced Diploma covers a range of specialist technical skills and knowledge in using and supporting computer systems. It will give learners vocational and technical computing skills that will enable them to work in an IT-related role.
The course covers all the fundamental aspects of technical support, including in-depth knowledge of operating systems, networks, hardware, and software development — as well as professionalism, ethics and team working in computing.
The SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Technical Support award has a range of aims relating to academic and vocational progression. The principal aim of the award is to prepare the candidates for employment in IT technical support. The general aims of this award are to:
12th February 2024
7th October 2024
SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Technical Support
SQA Advanced Diplomas are made up of 240 SCQF credit points, at SCQF level 8, and usually take two years to complete
Lectures, Tutorials, Study packs, Problem-based scenarios, Case studies, Group/team work, Online materials, IT based teaching materials, Projects, Quizzes, Research and presentation, of findings to fellow students, Role play, Short-response questions, multiple choice questions, Create questions for other students (with answers), etc.
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are able to move into a wide variety of areas within the Computing/IT industry. The SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Technical Support is designed to lead to employment as:
SQA Advanced Qualifications do not just qualify for career development they can also enable advanced entry into many undergraduate degree programmes in universities and Higher Education Institutions across the world.
Learners can study in their own country before progressing onto universities in their own country, region or abroad to complete a degree, entering directly into third year. This option can be a cost effective route to studying abroad and achieving a degree at an international Higher Education Institution.
We make this journey as smooth as possible through our Diploma to Degree programme. SQA has collaborated and set up articulation agreements with a number of highly regarded international institutions in countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand covering various progression models including online delivery.
These institutions recognise the SQA Advanced Diploma for advanced entry and provide students with a quality learning experience.
You should apply direct to the AAS College. We accept applications throughout the year, but advise you to apply early. We would like to receive application forms before 30th of August.
All candidates are required to submit the following documents:
1. A Fully Completed Application
AAS Application Form completed
A scanned copy of your passport
2. English language certificate
Certified Photocopy of English Language qualification(s).
Undergraduate applicants must have a fluent command of the English language which can be proven via the following examinations:
TOEFL: paper based 550 / computer based 213 / Internet based 79-80 or
IELTS: 6,0 or other equivalent qualifications.
Candidates who have not acquired an English language qualification at the time of the submission of their application form are required to submit it at least one month before the commencement of the course.
3. Diploma of previous education
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates, or A Levels obtained locally.
Certified Photocopy of the Diploma of Secondary Education (High School Diploma), along with the final year’s academic transcript.
Candidates who have not yet graduated from high school at the time of application, should submit the available academic transcripts from their current year of study, as well as a full transcript from the previous year of study.
If the High School Diploma is produced in another language it should be translated and verified in English.
Submit your documents via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A member of our staff will contact you in 48 hours.
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