Digital Media Basics - Computing (NPA)

Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus


Digital Media Basics Computing National Progression Award (NPA) is fast track course taught over one semester. This course is designed for those needing to get up to speed quickly for higher level courses. You will gain the skills and entry requirements needed for further study of computing at Edinburgh College.

Discover digital subjects in digital media, audio production and video as well as essential computer skills. This course includes introductory subjects to a variety of digital software and applications. You will cover Photo Capture and Editing, Video Capture and Editing, Audio Production and Editing as well as grasp basic Microsoft packages such as Excel and Access. Following this course you will study semester two at a level above. This will allow progression onto courses such as NPA Cyber Security, Networking and Forensics, or NPA Software Development and Web. The two courses together include a gentle introduction to the Mathematics and basic file storage, management and programming for digital games.

You will learn:
Digital Still Acquisition and Editing; Video Acquisition and Editing; Audio Acquisition and Editing
Spreadsheets; Databases; Information Literacy; Numeracy; Communications

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4. You will attend for interview and complete a skills and experience screening exercise.

Progression Routes

Relevant NPA

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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