Computing with Digital Media Level 6 NC

What is special about this course?

This course aims to prepare you for employment in the computing and digital media industries. You will study a variety of subjects to underpin key aspects of computing and digital media, which will enable you to progress to further study or into employment. 

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

Entry requirements

  • Four National 5s, or 
  • NQ Computing, or
  • NQ Digital Design, or
  • Computing with Digital Media NC Level 5 
  • Computer Hardware and Systems
  • Website design and development 
  • Applications Development 
  • Computing Project 
  • Network Literacy 
  • Data Security 
  • Ethical Hacking 
  • Digital Forensics 
  • Cyber Security  
  • Social Media 
  • Computer Games Design and Development
  • Digital Media Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Day release

Your course will generally be a mix of scheduled local centre-based learning time, and flexible learning time. You need to commit to both, but you can choose when to complete flexible learning to fit around work, caring and personal commitments. 

You will attend your local centre to learn together with your lecturers and fellow classmates in an online classroom. As well as having fellow students with you in your local centre, you may also connect with students in our other locations.

Our courses include a combination of video conferencing (like a Zoom call), interactive chat and sharing of presentation slides and other visuals. Online-classrooms provide you with real time interaction, contact and discussion with your lecturer and fellow students, so it’s a much richer experience than purely online learning.

In 2023-24, we fully expect the scheduled learning aspect of all our courses to be taught in our learning centres.


How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Arran Learning Centre
    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Helensburgh Learning Centre
    • Islay Learning Centre
    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
    • Oban Learning Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre

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What can I do on completion of my course?

When you've successfully completed this course, you can move on to study at a higher level with courses such as: 

  • Digital Design and Web Development HNC 
  • Computing HNC
  • Computer Science HND

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
  • Mobile applications developer

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I want to start in 2024/25

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