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Female computing student
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

Applications are now for a place on the waiting list.

This HND Web Development course allows you to develop skills as a highly proficient web and mobile developer. The course is taught by expert developers and teaches the most in-demand techniques and skills for the development of mobile and web applications. You will learn how to build mobile apps and e-commerce websites and gain working knowledge of popular frameworks like Node.js, React, Express.js, MongoDB, Git and GitHub, and languages such as PHP, JavaScript as well as HTML and CSS frameworks.

What will I learn?

You will undertake 30 credits over the period of the two-year HND Web Development course and you will learn:

  • UX/UI Design
  • HTML5 / CSS
  • Mobile app development
  • Node (Year 2)
  • Express.js (Year 2)
  • JavaScript OOP
  • Ajax / JSON
  • GIT and GITHub
  • MySQL and MongoDB
  • Build your own mobile app
  • Build your own interactive website

Learn more about this course from computing lecturers David and Karen

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • One Higher in a relevant subject and one National 5, or equivalent, from Computing, Maths, IT or Science, OR
  • A relevant NC or equivalent qualification
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications
  • A suitable employer reference 

Direct entry to year two of the HND may be possible if you have a relevant HNC. Please contact the faculty directly via the email address below.

Please note: applicants who meet the entry criteria and have a suitable reference will be accepted on the course without an interview. All other applicants will be interviewed.

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.

Employer and industry links

There is high demand for web and mobile developers by a wide range of companies including big tech firms like Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, LinkedIn, and so on. Knowledge of Node, React, MongoDB, Git and GitHub is in high demand right now and this trend is continuing to grow at a fast rate.

The College has many industrial partners and you will gain industry-ready skills and hands-on experience, but will also be given the opportunity to test your skills against others in WorldSkills competitions and network with some of the biggest firms there are through networking events, industry visits and seminars.

Jobs and further study

Successfully achieving HND Web Development allows you to progress to third year of a variety of degree programmes within The University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Take a look at the course progression map for computing courses.

You also have the potential to move on to jobs in the computing industry in roles including;

  • Web and Mobile App Developer
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Back End Web Developer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Web App Developer

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 (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3826