Course Title: HND Digital Design & Development

Group Award Code: GL80 16

Modes of Study:

  • Classroom Learning – Full Time  & Part Time
  • Distance Learning – Full Time & Part Time

Starting from: January & August

Course Introduction

The HND Digital Design & Development course will provide you the opportunity to build a solid foundation in designing, developing, and creating interactive, dynamic, immersive social and online applications across various digital media platforms. 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.

This course will introduce students to the skills required for a career in web design/development.

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 information Technology.

☑ User Interface

☑ Web Development

☑ HCI interface

☑ Software Development

☑ System Development: User Centred Design

☑ Digital Graphics Fundamental

☑ App Development

☑ Project Management

☑ 2D/3D Animation


Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

 ☑ HNC in Digital Design and Web Development

☑ Vendors Neutral Certificates / Qualifications are also accepted

☑ Other equivalent qualifications or computing experience will also be considered

☑ Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience


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, 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.

All vendors external exams fee has to be borne by the students. Pearson/Certiport Administrator will provide help and assistance for booking any Vendors specific external exam.

Career Prospects:

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

  1. Graphic Designer
  2. Website Designer
  3. Website Developer
  4. Software Application Developer
  5. Application Developer
  6. Computer Games Developer
  7. Animator
  8. 3D Modeller
  9. 2D Modeller
  10. Visual Effects and CGI
  11. Video Production


Progression route on course completion:

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

  1. Entry into the 2nd or 3rd year of related 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. HND 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:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)


Full-time per year (can be paid in instalments)  £1,285
Part-time (can be divided per unit)  £1,285

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

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

There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies and also to cover cost of living whilst studying. Contact the college for more details.

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