Digital Design & Development (Web Development) SCQF Level 8

This practical course will help build your design and technical abilities for working on static and dynamic website environments.


Why take this course?

Build on your design and technical abilities and ensure you have the skills and knowledge to effectively implement your ideas and designs. These skills can be used to develop skills in Web Development. You will be using the latest in industry software within Adobe's Creative Cloud.

You will work on real projects with real clients, allowing you to develop an in–depth and accurate understanding of professional standards, what to expect when working in a web related role.

What you will experience

In Year 1 you will cover fundamental areas of web technologies including web development, essential content, developing mobile web applications, digital graphics fundamentals, user interface design and 2D animation.

In Year 2 you will look at the design and development of an interactive website and developing the media for interactive products.

Student at a computer

Key facts

Entry requirements

You should have an interest in the digital industries, have some experience using computer systems and have gained some relevant SCQF Level 6 and Level 5 qualifications.

This course is suitable for those with any one relevant Higher (SCQF Level 6) together with three National 5 courses.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course.

Alternatively, applicants should have completed all units in the Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 5 course, or all units in the Computer Games Development SCQF Level 6 course.

For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry subject to availability.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Career opportunities are available in interface design, web design, content creation/management, multimedia development or project assistant/managerial work. Common roles include:

  • Content Creator
  • Content Manager
  • Interface Designer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Support Officer

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


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