Computing and Digital Technologies

HND Web Development and Digital Design


Available at Blended Learning Motherwell


HND Digital Design and Web Development has been designed to give you the essential knowledge and skills required to thrive in the exciting and evolving digital industry sector.

This course combines front-end and back-end development incorporating web technologies, software development and game and app development delivering content for laptop, PC tablets an smartphones. The course allows you to specialise in front end development and design or back end development and software.

With our close ties to industry, this course is constantly adapting to keep pace with developments. Opportunities for work experience may be available throughout the course. 


Course Information

One of the following:

  • Year 1 entry - minimum of 1 Higher and enthusiasm for the subject area
  • Direct entry into Year 2 of this course will be considered if you have a current HNC Digital Design & Web Development qualification

If you have a qualification at HNC in Interactive Media or Computing, your application will be considered to join this course on an individual basis. Undertaking of additional units may be required.

Previous employment or practical experience may be considered in place of formal entry requirements for Year 1 entry.

Entry is also subject to a satisfactory interview, and an academic reference may be requested.


Aims of the qualification

  • To prepare learners for progression to further study
  • To prepare learners for employment in varying roles at varying levels in the digital and web industries
  • To develop a range of specialist knowledge and skills
  • To develop deeper knowledge and understanding of the user centred design approach to facilitate effective user interfaces(UI) and user experiences(UX)
  • To develop deeper knowledge and understanding of relevant professional issues relating to the web/app design/development and digital media/marketing industries which includes usability, accessibility, validity, quality, optimisation, current content, copyright, intellectual property and rigorous testing
  • To promote collaborative and individual projects/ventures.

Year two explores HNC subjects in more detail and also covers:

  • Front end frameworks
  • JavaScript, JS Frameworks and API's
  • C# and or Graphic Design
  • Analysis of the latest web tools and technologies

During your time, you will be given the opportunity to study towards Adobe certification, enter external competitions, attend talks from industry speakers and experience external web development related work.


Entry into work within the digital sector

Year 2 and 3 entry to various degree courses at a selection of Scottish universities.

Classes Available

Blended Learning Motherwell


  • Days
  • 3 and a half days pw
  • Start Date
  • 23 Aug 2021