Digital Media and Game Design NQ

What is special about this course?

This is a one-year full-time course that is designed for people who are looking to improve their knowledge and skills in Computing, Cyber security and Games Design. This course is a good stepping stone to HNC courses in Computing, Administration and Business.  On completion students will achieve the following qualifications:

  • A National Qualification in Computing at Level 5
  • The National Progression Award Computer Games Development at Level 5
  • The National Progression Award Digital Media at Level 5
  • The National Progression Award Computer Networks at Level 5

Entry requirements

  • A group of National 4 qualifications.
  • A group of Standard Grades at General Level.
  • A group of Intermediate Level 1 units.

Applications from adults without formal qualifications are welcome.

Computer Games: Design

Computer Games: Media Assets

Computer Games: Development


Computer Networking Fundamentals

Install and Maintain Computer Hardware

Install and Maintain Computer Software


Digital Media: Still Images

Digital Media: Moving Images

Digital Media: Audio


Introduction to Office 365


Employability Skills


Introduction to IT Fundamentals

Introduction IT Security

BCS-  Presentation Software

BCS-  Spreadsheet Software

BCS-  Word Processing Software


No specialist equipment is required, however access to a PC would be beneficial.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The majority of teaching is done face to face and is classroom based.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides
    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date



Please contact for further information on fees and funding.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Candidates who successfully complete this course can progress to:

  • Further Study
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment


Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Digital Media and Game Design NQ

I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.