Web Design And Development Student Using Mac
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2019
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now closed. Applications for August 2020 will open again January 2020

This HND Web Development and Digital Design course develops experience and skills in digital and interactive media. You will focus on web design and development skills and produce a portfolio of work.

In year two the emphasis is switched to Data Driven websites and technologies such as PHP, mySQL and phpMyAdmin as well as jQuery and AJAX.

What will I learn?

  • Front-end web development
  • Bitmap and vector graphics
  • The design and creation of digital content
  • User-centred design approach to facilitate effective user interfaces (UI)
  • HTML5, CSS and Javascript
  • Software development processes
  • jQuery
  • PHP, SQL
  • Project management
  • Legal issues for web developers
  • Content management systems

Employer and industry links

Studying with us is about more than gaining a certificate, it’s also about getting a job you’ll want to do and continue to develop. Throughout your time here, we'll help you to build your employability skills — that's the soft skills and personal attributes that make you more likely to get a job, do a good job or get a better job. These are the skills employers rate and we will ensure you are given the best chance to succeed.

Not only will we equip you with the skills you'll need but you'll also get access to a host of other activities from meeting employers to taking part in World Skills, our highly trained staff will give you the best preparation for further study or getting employment.

Jobs and further study

  • You may progress to the second or third year of a variety of degree programmes within the University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University
  • You will have the potential to move on to jobs in large and small organisations in roles including:
    • Web developer
    • Front-end web developer
    • UI/UX designer
    • Web designer
    • Web app developer

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • HNC Digital Design and Web Development
  • A suitable employer or academic reference
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your
application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • selection will be by interview (where required), references and qualifications
  • references should be supplied before interviews take place where possible
  • proof of qualifications must be supplied before an offer can be made
  • decisions will be made by staff within 10 days of receiving references.

Please note: some applicants will be invited to attend an interview and those who meet the entry criteria and provide a suitable reference may not require an interview.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as induction date and student funding information.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3782