Ideal if you’re looking to develop your understanding of SQL or if you want to progress to further Oracle professional qualifications.

SQL is a database query language which is widely used commercially and is always high on the list of skills in demand from IT employers.

The course is based on the Oracle Academy programme comprising of Database Design and Database Programming. It’s run on a distance learning basis using online learning materials provided by Oracle Academy and supplemented by Edinburgh College which ensures you’ll find the course to be accessible and flexible. You will work through the Oracle Academy material at your own pace with guidance and support from an Oracle accredited lecturer.

The qualification is achieved by passing four exams. Each exam covers several sections of the Oracle material and comprises 50 multiple choice questions. The exam timing is flexible so when you’re ready you simply book an exam appointment and attend in person at one of our e-Assessment centres (Milton Road / Granton / Sighthill).

On successful completion of the Oracle Academy programme you will automatically be awarded SQA certification for 3 credits - 1 credit at Level 7 and 2 credits at Level 8.

Course Content

  • SQL Database Design

  • SQL Database Programming

Entry Requirements

  • ICT qualifications at a minimum of SCQF Level 6, however industry experience would be considered.

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5

Progression Routes

  • Use your knowledge of SQL Databases in your current role

  • Gain employment or promotion in positions requiring knowledge of SQL Databases


  • Fee: £302 Open Learning (year 1)

We’ll pay up to £200 towards the cost of your ITA approved training course.
You’ll pay any outstanding balance direct to the training provider.