Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 5

This course will help you to strengthen your skills and understanding in IT and Digital Media.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at students who wish to discover and develop skills in IT and digital media.

It is designed to develop knowledge of the contemporary applications currently in use in computing and digital media, and offers the opportunity to explore a range of computing disciplines such as interactive media/web development, software development, technical support and networking.

What you will experience

You will explore web design fundamentals and development, computer hardware and systems and applications development. You will also look at modern-day advancements in mobile technology and personal computer applications, and complete a computing project.

A National Progression Award (NPA) in Digital Literacy and NPA Games Development at Level 5, and Still Images Editing at Level 6 are included in the course. You will also cover Communications and Numeracy at Level 5 (or potentially Level 6).

Student at a computer

Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have relevant National 4, Intermediate 1 or Standard Grade General level qualifications.

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

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course(s) at North East Scotland College:

At University

If you choose to complete a HNC or HND course after completing your NC, you may want to then consider moving on to a university degree. Depending on the university, you could enter in to year 2 or year 3 of a related course.


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