Computing and Digital Media: Introduction SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to provide a structured progression if you are interested in pursuing a career in the computing and digital media industry.
You will gain experience and develop a range of skills and knowledge relating to computer hardware, website design, programming and multimedia (using Adobe software).

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 will also be opportunities to engage online with other companies in this subject area.

Special features:

  • Study a variety of subjects to underpin key aspects of computing and digital media
  • Learn skills to enable you to progress to further study or into employment 
  • Learn about computing and digital media in a friendly and supportive environment 
  • Computers are everywhere, this course will provide transferable skills in a digital world

Entry requirements

Three National 4s, one of which must be a literacy-based subject (e.g. English, History, Modern Studies etc.)
satisfactory attainment of any SCQF Level 4 course or equivalent. You may also be invited to attend an interview.

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 Graphics
  • Website Design and Development
  • Interactive Media
  • Computer Networking Fundamentals
  • Install and Maintain Computer Software
  • Install and Maintain Computer Hardware
  • Digital Media: Audio
  • Digital Media: Moving Images
  • Digital Media: Still Images
  • Trouble Shooting and Secure IT Systems
  • Application Development
  • Data Citizenship
  • Gameplay
  • Digital Media Elements


You are required to have your own earphones/headphones.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Blended method of teaching through 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 formative assessment and quizzes to test your knowledge.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

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 12 units from this course, you can progress to further study such as NC Computing with Digital Media (SCQF Level 6).

Alternatively, you can apply to enter employment into a wide variety of jobs at junior level.

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.
Audrey Harwell, Lecturer

I've always had an interest in computers so this course was an obvious choice for me as it contains a very wide spectrum of computing skills. I'd definitely recommend this course as it’s a great opener to computing.
Joshua Stuart, 2021 Graduate

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