Computing with Digital Media NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

The course is designed to provide a structured progression to enable students to gain experience and develop a range of skills and knowledge for those interested in pursuing a career in the Computing and Digital Media industry.

Within the course you will develop skills relating to computer hardware, digital literacy and multimedia (using Adobe software).

Entry requirements

3 National 4s, one of which must be English
satisfactory attainment of any SCQF Level 4 course or equivalent.
Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.


The course includes a variety of subjects to underpin key aspects of computing and digital media, such as:
• Hardware and Networking Skills
• Basic Programming Skills
• Communication Skills
• Still Image and Video Editing Skills
• Team Working Skills


Students are required to have their own earphones.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The method of teaching is face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workbooks which the learners are able to work through at their own pace.  All material delivered in class is also available on our Virtual Learning Environment  including quizzes to test your knowledge.

The course is assessedby a variety of methods which includes:- portfolio evidence, open book tasks - practical and theoretical, closed book question papers.

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year
Part-time opportunities may be available.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of the course prepares learners for work in a wide variety of jobs at junior level.

Opportunity to progress to the NC Computing with Digital Media (SCQF Level 6).

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

The NC, level 5 course really helps students decide if a career in the Computing, IT or Interactive Multimedia sector is for them.  We encourage students to be hard working and well-motivated. As a result, many gain a sound knowledge to enable them to progress to the level 6 course.

Apply for Computing with Digital Media NC Level 5

I want to start in 2020/21

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.