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Web Development HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 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.

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. You will gain skills in user centred design, UX, interface design, responsive design, team working and web development.

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 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 at Grade C or above in a relevant* subject AND three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including Computing, Graphic Design or Information Systems; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 5 or 6 in a relevant subject such as Digital Media Computing, Computing: Technical Support or Software Development; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

*relevant subjects include Computing, Information Systems, Mathematics or Physics.

Additional selection requirements

  • 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.
  • Responsive Design.
  • Digital Graphics.
  • Audio and Video for the web.
  • Databases - MySQL.
  • Server scripting languages.

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.


Assessment methods

The course involves practical and written assessments.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome