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Digital Design and Web Development HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 1 year

28th Aug 2017, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


On this one year web based computing course, you will gain skills to start or advance a career as a web designer/developer.

You'll learn to build a range of websites using a variety of modern techniques that deliver content in a variety of formats for computers, smartphones and tablets. You'll have access to current smartphones and tablets for testing your responsive websites.

Beginning with the fundamentals of website development, you'll build on a foundation of client side technologies and techniques (HTML5, CSS and SEO) through to more advanced study on topics such as native JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks.

The course will also provide opportunities to use industry standard reusable web templates where you will develop platform/browser compliant and consistent web based content. Currently we use Bootstrap for responsive web design.  Content Management Systems such as WordPress are also explored as a means to deliver content.

The course introduces you to both client and server side technologies with opportunities to prepare and develop web interfaces and media rich content incorporating Photoshop and Illustrator and a range of other creative software applications. The faculty has access to the full Adobe suite which can be utilised to produce creative and engaging media content for inclusion within your websites.

This course incorporates live industry related web development projects. Some students may gain internships and real live external work whilst studying at the college.

As of 2016, the course will be delivered in a new state of the art campus based on Cathedral St. This course has been designed to prepare you for progression to Year 2 of our HND Web Development programme or to enter employment as a web designer at junior level.

The course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems); OR
  • One Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit level or above (including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems); OR
  • One Higher and three National 5 qualifications or above (including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems); OR
  • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5 or 6 in a related subject such as Digital Media Computing, NQ Computing, Computing: Technical Support or Software Development.

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area. It is important that you prepare a personal statement which reflects your desire to study on this course.

What you study

You'll study:

  • HTML5.
  • CSS3.
  • JavaScript.
  • JavaScript Frameworks such as jQuery.
  • Responsive Design.
  • User Interface Design for Web.
  • Team Working in Computing.
  • Systems Development.
  • CMS Frameworks.

After the course


Apply for various positions including junior web designer or developer.

Continuing Study

You can apply for the HND Web development course at the college.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome