Digital Design and Web Development

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


On this one year web based computing course, you will gain skills to start or advance a career as a web designer.

You'll learn to build a range of websites using a variety of modern techniques that deliver content in a variety of formats for computers, smartphones and tablets. You'll have access to current smartphones and tablets for testing your responsive websites.

Beginning with the fundamentals of website development, you'll build on a foundation of client-side technologies and techniques (HTML5, CSS and SEO) through to more advanced study on topics such as native JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks. You will gain skills in user centred design, UX, interface design, responsive design, team working and web development.

The course introduces you to both client and server side technologies with opportunities to prepare and develop web interfaces and media-rich content incorporating Photoshop and Illustrator and a range of other creative software applications. The faculty has access to the full Adobe suite which can be utilised to produce creative and engaging media content for inclusion within your websites.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher plus 3 subjects at National 5 including Computing Science or Graphic Communication; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

HND Year 2

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Applied Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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