What is special about this course?
Whether you are checking social media, keeping up with YouTube, or playing your favourite game, you are interacting with the work of a team of coders, video editors, designers, artists and animators.
If you want to join them, this course is the perfect start.
We will guide you as you work with DSLR's, graphics tablets, HMD's, Smartphones, 3D Capture and network hosting solutions. You will explore how to create everything from mobile games to broadcast news.
You will be surrounded by talented, creative, and technically minded students. You will be challenged, inspired and above all supported.
We continue to support XpoNorth, Scotland's Leading Creative and Digital Industries festival. This gives our students exposure to the bleeding edge of Tech and Creative development, a great opportunity to see what’s available in the work market.
We aim to offer all students opportunity for work placements and regularly have commercial projects available to talented candidates.
Find a future where you do what you love.
Studying at SCQF level 5, you should have achieved National 5 Computing Science or a minimum of 3 relevant National 4, Intermediate 1 or Standard Grade General level qualifications (ideally in Art/Graphic Communication and Maths/Computing).
You will attend an interview.
You will study from a range of subjects such as
- video production
- image editing
- network literacy
- website design and development
- website graphics
- applications development
- computing project
- computer hardware and systems
- mobile technology
- social media literacy
- security fundamentals
- digital media
- software design and development
- core skills numeracy and communication
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
How long will my course last?
Full Time: 3 days per week for 34 weeks
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
September / October
Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.
If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.
If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.
If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.
Students may qualify for bursary funding.
What can I do on completion of my course?
You could consider returning and study at SCQF level 6.
Alternatively you could continue study in areas such as interactive media, web development, software development, 3D computer animation, computing and technical support.
This qualification also provides an ideal skillset to move into employment into a small to medium sized business or as a start point for a career in a larger organisation.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.