This course is aimed at those who want to develop skills in a wide range of computing and digital media subjects. It is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in the use of contemporary applications of computing and digital media technologies being used in the industry today.

This course provides an excellent opportunity for young people leaving school or adults who have some computing experience and are interested in pursuing a career in the computing and digital media industry. Successful completion provides the opportunity for further study on Advanced Certificate: Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 6.


  • Problem solving
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Team working
  • Study and research skills
  • Technical computing skills
  • Computer hardware and operating systems
  • Computer networking technologies
  • Software design and development
  • Web design and development
  • Information systems design and development
  • Office applications
  • Numeracy and communication
  • Personal development
  • Computing project

One of the following:

  • Four National 4, preferably including Computing Science
  • Certificate: Computing with Digital Media
  • Work experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Advanced Certificate: Computing with Digital Media
  • Network engineer
  • IT technician
  • Web developer
  • Software developer
  • Technical support engineer
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • You will be expected to bring a reference with you
  • In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from the school