Introduction to Computing and Digital Media

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Cumbernauld Campus, Coatbridge Campus


Introduction to Computing and Digital Media is intended for those wishing to begin a career in computing, whether that be geared towards hardware, web design or software development. The course will provide a basic introduction to a wide variety of subjects within the areas of Computing and Digital Media, including software design, mobile devices, networking, technical support, web design and digital media.

Covering a wide range of computing and digital subjects this course allows you to find out which area you would like to learn more about. It also includes a Level 4 National Progression Award in Digital Media and a Level 4 National Progression Award in Data Science.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

Data science; Data citizenship; Compute programming; Computer hardware and systems; Digital media - still images, moving images and audio.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 4 or 4 subjects at National 3. Previous employment or practical experience may be considered in place of formal entry requirements. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant courses at NQ Level 5

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT