Computing with Digital Media NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This is a locally designed programme which has been designed to meet the growing needs of IT and computing-related sectors, giving you an up-to-date, recognised qualification within the context of an ever-changing employment market.

Entry requirements

  • National Certificate in Digital Media Computing at SCQF Level 4
  • National Certication in Computing with Digital Media at SCQF Level 4
  • National 4 Computing Science
  • National 5 Computing Science
  • Relevant Computing related NPA at SCQF Level 4 or 5
  • Applicants with a general interest in computing and a desire to obtain necessary qualifications for a career in the industry will also be considered

Mandatory units include:

  • Applications Development
  • Computer Hardware and Systems
  • Digital Media Elements for Applications
  • Information Literacy
  • Network Literacy
  • Project
  • Social Media Literacy

Optional Units include:

  • Computing: Academic Skills
  • Data Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Games Design
  • Games Development
  • Games Media Assets
  • Website Design and Development

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Online

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Full time - one year


Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The NC in Computing with Digital Media at SCQF Level 5 provides qualifications that could help learners get entry level jobs in the following areas: 

  • Desktop support
  • Network administration
  • Network support
  • Games design
  • Software development
  • Mobile applications development
  • Web development

On successful completion of the NC in Computing with Digital Media at SCQF Level 5, at the discretion of the centre, learners may also progress directly onto the following programme: 

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