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.

The NC Computing with Digital Media at SCQF level 6 Group Award provides qualifications to help gain entry level jobs in the following areas:

  • desktop support
  • network administration
  • software developer
  • mobile applications developer

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 a literacy-based subject (e.g. English, History, Modern Studies, etc.)

successful completion of 12 units within Introduction to Computing and Digital Media (SCQF Level 5) programme.

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
  • IT Security
  • Academic Skills
  • Hardware and Systems
  • Network Literacy
  • Maths
  • Software Development
  • Group Project: App or Website
  • Mobile Technology
  • Image Editing (optional)


You are required to have your own earphones.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From August/September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course.
  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Blended method of teaching including face-to-face and online lectures and tutorials using research, discussion, videos, presentations and workbooks.

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

1 year.

Part-time opportunities may be available.

Normally 3 days per week when studying full time

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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What our students, graduates and staff say

This course is structured to provide you with a range of knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area. Our course is delivered in a supportive environment to encourage your learning and understanding in a wide range of subjects.
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