Higher Computing

Higher Computing

This page is for the existing National Qualification Higher Computing Course.

Access information on the new NQ (CfE) Higher Courses.

The Higher qualification in Computing deepens knowledge and understanding of computer concepts and encourages awareness of technological development and progress, factors affecting system performance, and syntax and semantics. Topics of study include data representation, computer structure, peripherals, networking and software.

Learners acquire knowledge and skills in developing software through the use of a high level programming language. The course encourages them to make judgments, assess and compare ideas, and evaluate data.

The Higher Computing Course is at SCQF level 6.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

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