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Start DateAttendance PatternDurationYear Group
August 2020 One blended learning session per week over one academic year. 1 year  S6

A session will either be tasks set through the virtual learning environment, lectures via collaborate sessions or visits by a member of staff.

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On completion of each individual unit, you will gain an SQA unit accredited at SCQF level 7.

Cloud Computing (semester 1)
This Unit is intended to introduce the fundamentals of cloud computing and the associated terminology and technology. The Unit will cover a broad knowledge base in the essentials of cloud computing along with conceptual understanding of the elements associated with cloud computing. On completion, you should be able to identify and describe the fundamentals of cloud computing, identify and describe different cloud delivery and deployment models and devise and implement a cloud strategy for a small to medium sized enterprise.

Artificial Intelligence (Semester 2)
The purpose of this unit is to introduce learners to the principles and practice of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Intended for pupils with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The unit explores the types of problem that contemporary AI can address including natural language processing, knowledge acquisition, learning, reasoning, perception and movement, and the approaches to solving those  problems, including traditional symbolic approaches, statistical methods and computational intelligence.

On completion of the unit, you should be able to describe the historical development of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning, describe contemporary applications of artificial intelligence systems, solve a problem in a specific vocational field using artificial intelligence and explain the ethical implications of artificial intelligence for society.

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Aimed at S6 pupils, you must have Higher Computing. You will be invited to attend an interview with a member of College staff.

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Progression could be onto:

HNC Computing (HND Computer Science)

HNC Technologies in Business (HND Technologies in Business)

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