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 digital world. It will strengthen and extend your knowledge within a broad range of 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

Local businesses are invited to come along and speak to you and help with your understanding of the opportunities available and the skills required. There are also opportunities to engage online with other companies in this subject area.

Entry requirements

  • National 5s at BBDD, one of which must be a literacy-based subject (e.g. English, History, Modern Studies, etc.) OR
  • Introduction to Computing and Digital Media (SCQF Level 5) including the Group Award (12 SQA credits)
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

Course content includes:

  • Website Development
  • IT Security
  • Academic Skills
  • Hardware and Systems
  • Network Literacy
  • Maths
  • Software Development
  • Group Project: App or Website
  • Digital Media: Still Images
  • Games development
  • Digital Media: Moving Images
  • Digital Media: Audio


You are required to have your own earphones.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Part-time opportunities may be available.

Normally studied over 3 days per week when studying full time.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

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
  • Applied Software Development (year 1)
  • Degree in relevant subject 

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

  • desktop support
  • network administration
  • software developer
  • content creator

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.