Computing with Digital Media NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

Moray is home to a range of businesses with opportunities across computing and digital media.

This course aims to prepare you for employment in the computing and digital media industries. It will strengthen and extend your knowledge within a broad range of computing and media disciplines, both practical and theoretical.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge in a variety of areas, such as computer hardware & networking, academic writing, projects and website development.

Special features:

  • Study a variety of subjects to underpin key aspects of computing and digital media
  • Learn how to create apps and computer programs
  • Learn skills to enable you to progress to further study or into employment
  • Learn skills so that a computer works for you!

Entry requirements

Four National 5s (two at A or B and two at A-D), one of which must be English


satisfactory attainment of a prerequisite SCQF Level 5 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.

Course content includes:

  • Website Development
  • Advanced Office Applications
  • Data Security
  • Report Writing
  • Hardware and Networking
  • Software Development
  • Server Administration (optional)
  • Audio & Image editing (optional)


You are required to have your own earphones.

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The method of teaching is face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workbooks which you are able to work through at your own pace within the required timescales. 

All material delivered in class is also available on our Virtual Learning Environment, including quizzes to test your knowledge.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Part-time opportunities may be available.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

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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?

On successful completion of this course you can progress to further study which may include:

  • HNC Computing
  • HNC Digital Design and Web Development. 

Alternatively, you can enter employment into a wide variety of jobs at junior level in computing and digital media.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Computing with Digital Media NC Level 6

I want to start in 2021/22

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.