Computing and Digital Media: Introduction SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the digital world.
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

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

This course normally runs over 4 days per week.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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.


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.

Additional costs

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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may 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 within the industry at junior level.

Is there more information available online?

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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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