What is special about this course?
This course is suitable for school leavers or other young people looking to improve their skills in computing, digital media, web development, networking or computer games. It may also be attractive if you are a mature student wishing to change career direction or return to full-time study.
There are opportunities to study any of the component units on a part-time basis.
There are no academic requirements for entry to the course.
Entry is by interview and suitable candidates would have a genuine interest in digital media computing in some form. This could relate to multimedia business IT computer games or computing.
Those achieving the Computing with Digital Media NC at level 4 will gain automatic entry to the level 5 course.
The course contains the following mandatory units:
- Computing: Computer Hardware and Systems
- Computing: Digital Media Elements for Applications
- Computing: Applications Development
- Computing: Project
- Information Literacy
- Network Literacy
- Social Media Literacy
In addition, you will undertake a range of optional units in the areas of web design, mobile technologies, digital media, networking or general computing. These options will vary by course location. Your core skills of communications and numeracy will also be developed.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
The course will be delivered in one of our centres. There will be extensive use of online resources to enhance delivery of the course. A small number of units will be taught using video conferencing facilities by tutors from other centres, providing a useful introduction to working in a dispersed team.
How long will my course last?
1 Academic Years
Each unit will be studied over one semester, at one hour and 50 minutes per week.
Where can I study my course?
- Argyll College UHI
- Local Centres
Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On completion of this course you may progress to Level 6 Computing with Digital Media or an HNC in Computing or Interactive Media.
Is there more information available online?
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