Course Details

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Certificate: Computing with Digital Media

SCQF Level 4

This new entry level course is an exciting and practical introduction to computing and digital media and provides the foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in this exciting and growing industry. It is designed to provide you with a broad experience of computing and digital media knowledge and skills at introductory level and is very hands on. Successful completion provides the opportunity for further study through NC Computing and Digital Media Level 5.

What You Study

  • Computer systems, hardware and networking
  • Software design and development
  • Mobile technology and digital forensics
  • Website design fundamentals
  • Personal development
  • Social media literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Network literacy
  • Information systems design and development
  • Computing with digital media project

Duration and Attendance

Short full time (January)

Entry Requirements

  • Information Technology at National 3 or Access 3 Level
  • Communication at National 3 or Access 3 Level
  • Numeracy at National 3 or Access 3 Level
  • Work experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Further Study

NC Computing and Digital Media Level 5.

Career Opportunities

After progression through all NC levels then HN level:

  • Network engineer
  • IT technician
  • Web developer
  • Software developer
  • Technical support engineer

Application Process

You will be expected to attend an interview with a member of the course team. If invited in for interview, you will be expected to bring a reference with you to the interview. In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from the school.

Course Fees and Funding

All courses provided by Fife College attract a fee which must be paid by, or on behalf of, the student attending. These fees may be covered by Fife College or SAAS depending on your individual circumstances but you must apply for these to be paid on your behalf.

It is your responsibility to apply for your fees to be paid or to make arrangements to pay your own fees.

For further information on course fees, funding options, how to apply for funding and other financial support available, please visit our Financing Your Studies Page in our Student Info section.

This course is currently offered on the date(s) and venue(s) listed below.

Method of Study Year of course Starts* Ends* Based at Apply
Short full-time 1st Year 05 Feb 2018 15 Jun 2018 Levenmouth Campus course full
Short full-time 1st Year 28 Jan 2019 24 Jun 2019 St Brycedale Campus Kirkcaldy apply online
Short full-time 1st Year 28 Jan 2019 24 Jun 2019 St Brycedale Campus Kirkcaldy apply online

While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of course information, this is subject to change, as part of our continuous improvement process.

*Start and End dates refer to the week commencing date and the actual date could be any date within that week.

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