• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Computing and IT
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This exciting new course will introduce you to the basics of programming  technical support and making use of digital media in applications such as graphics, audio and video  to give you a basic understanding of the different areas of computing you may want to specialise in as you progress with your studies.   

You may have opportunities to develop skills to create a website, computer game, software application, interactive multimedia application or even build a pc or setup a network. 

SCQF Level 5

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Who is the course for?

Digital Media at SCQF level 5 is designed for a range of learners including: 

  • school leavers who wish to embark on a course which will lead to either higher education or employment; 
  • FE learners who have already completed the award at SCQF level 4 and who want to continue to develop their knowledge and skills; 
  • employed or unemployed adults wishing to re-train for a career in computing.

What will I study?

The mandatory Units are designed to give you fundamental knowledge and skills in: 

  • computer hardware and systems 
  • digital media production and editing 
  • software/application development 
  • online skills including networking and sharing information 
  • production of a computing project

Next Step Course Options

Progression opportunities are available on other NC computing courses at SCQF level 6 which may include:

  • NC Computing with Digital Media at SCQF level 6 
  • NC Computing Technical Support at SCQF level 6 
  • NC Computer Games: Creative Development at SCQF level 6 
  • NC Computer Games: Software Development at SCQF level 6

How will I be assessed?

The Units at SCQF level 5 are split between theory and practical and a range of assessment approaches may include: 

  • candidate logbooks 
  • evidence of practical work 
  • multiple choice questions 
  • short response questions 
  • report writing 
  • e-portfolios 
  • projects

Why should I choose this course?

This course will help to develop a range of skills and knowledge designed to underpin key aspects of computer science: technical skills (hardware and networking), programming skills, productivity skills, communication skills and team working skills. The general aims are to develop employment skills relating to the computer industry but to also develop learning and transferable skills to prepare you to study at a higher level.  

Where can this course lead?

This course provides qualifications that could help learners get entry level jobs in the following areas: 

  • desktop support 
  • network administration 
  • network support 
  • games design 
  • software development 
  • mobile applications development 
  • web development

What are the entry requirements?

Learners would benefit from having attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by having achieved one of the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience: 

  • NC in a related computing course at SCQF level 4  
  • relevant NPAs at SCQF level 4 or 5
  • core Skills at SCQF level 4

What are the interview arrangements?

You may be invited to a group information session.  

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 28/08/2023 Duration 1 year
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