NPA Professional Computer Fundamentals


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The National Progression Award (NPA) in Professional Computer Fundamentals focuses on the technical skills required to work safely and securely with computer servers and networks. It highlights the importance of problem solving using troubleshooting techniques. The NPA introduces you to the theory involved in setting up, maintaining and upgrading networks and servers as well as the security involved.


Level SCQF 6

Delivery Face-to-Face | Friday, 9am (subject to transport arrangements) to 3.30pm


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Network Fundamentals

  • Introduction to computer networking
  • How data is transferred over a computer network
  • Use of network protocols and network utilities

Security Fundamentals

  • Introduction to layers of security
  • How to secure operating systems

Server administration

  • Role of the server
  • Computer management
  • Server installation and storage solutions

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Entry requirements

Four passes at National 5 including English or Maths


Completion of the National Progression Award: Computing, SCQF Level 5, and the ability to study at SCQF level 6