HNC Digital Design & Web Development

Intakes & Admission Starting Dates:

Learning Methods Description Funding / Self-funding Intakes Learning Modes Clarification
Full Time Distance Learning Self-funded No fixed date, course can be started at any time Online/Self-Paced
Part Time Distance Learning SAAS Part Time Funding Various Starting Dates – (Jan, Mar, May, June, Jul, Sept, Nov) Online/Self-Paced
Part Time Distance Learning Self-funded No fixed date, course can be started at any time Online/Self-Paced

Course Introduction:

The HNC Digital Design & Web Development course will provide you with useful foundations for a successful career in Web Design & Development. Students will design and build websites for computers and mobile devices using a variety of modern tools and techniques including HTML5, CSS, SEO and HCI. Students will also have the opportunity to launch animate client web-related works/projects. It is a broad-based course which will introduce you to, and develop your knowledge of, aspects of Web design technology.

What will you study?

Students will study a selection of appropriate units designed to develop student’s skills and competencies to enable further study in HND Digital Design and Web Development.

Topics may include:

  • User Interface
  • Web Technologies
  • User Centred Design
  • Digital Graphics Fundamental
  • Content Management System
  • Database Designing
  • Developing Software
  • HTML5 & CSS

Please visit our website for more information on the course content and prerequisites to join the course:


Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • National Certificate in Computing with Digital Media at SCQF level 5 or level 6 or a combination of both.
  • One Higher and three Intermediate 2 courses (including at least one from Computing); OR
  • One Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit Level; OR
  • One Higher and three National 5 qualifications; OR
  • An SVQ at level 2 or 3 in Information Technology or other relevant area OR
  • A national qualification at SCQF Level 5/6 in a related subject (such as Web Design); OR
  • One Higher pass or an NC in a Computing subject (e.g. NC in Web/Software Development or equivalent) OR
  • A combination of level 6 and level 5 National Units would also be appropriate. For example, a college entrant may possess a National Certificate in Mobile Technology at SCQF level 5 together with individual Unit passes at SCQF level 6.
  • Other equivalent qualifications or computing experience will also be considered OR
  • Applicants with relevant experience but without formal qualifications may be accepted via interview.
  • Work experience: Mature learners with suitable work experience may be accepted for entry

Additional Selection Requirements: 

All applications are subject to an interview to assess suitability in terms of academic qualifications and motivation. Reference will also be considered.

Students will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where they will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and to tell us why they are interested in this particular area.

Course Development Routes:

This course integrates learning materials from industry standard vendors such as CIW, Oracle, IT Specialist, Adobe which can help to prepare students for a variety of vendor certification exams.

On completion of this certificate or during the course, units relevant to any particular vendor’s certification students can appear to equip themselves with the global recognised and employers demand qualification from any of the following:

  1. CIW Web and Mobile Design Series
  2. IT Specialist Courses
  3. Oracle
  4. Adobe

In HND, there will be more opportunity to learn further vendors based SQA units which will help students to attain further vendors specific certificate which is today’s employers demand.

Career Prospects:

Graduates from this programme will be well-positioned to apply for industry jobs such as;

  • Web Developer
  • App Developer
  • Digital Designer
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Content Editor
  • Digital Content Editor

Progression route on course completion:

On completion of this course, candidates will move on to the following:

  1. 2nd year in HND Digital Design & Web Development
  2. Entry into the first year of related BSc Computing Degree programmes at most UK universities.

Target Audience:

Learners are likely to come from the following target groups:

  1. School leavers
  2. Adult returners to education
  3. Those in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects

Application Forms
The forms are available to download from our website. HNC Application Form can be collected from the Admissions Office.

Funding Available:

  1. Full Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time
  2. Part Time: https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

For Students who don’t qualify for the above fundings:

How much HNC/HND course will cost?

For students living (domiciled) in Scotland or the European Union and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees will apply:

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee instalments to help students in paying their fee.

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