HNC Web Development and UX Design

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Interested in a flexible, high-earning career in the Computing and Digital Technologies industry (also known as the Tech Industry)? This course will give you the essential knowledge and skills required to thrive in the exciting and ever-evolving digital industry sector.

You will be given the opportunity to develop employability skills by team working and involvement with real clients and web projects.



One of the following:

  • Minimum of 1 Higher  at Grade C or above and enthusiasm for the subject area
  • Relevant group of NQ Units at SCQF Level 5 or 6

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

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


Starting with front-end web development using HTML and CSS, Digital Graphics and applying the theory of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Design, you will build the necessary skills to take a web project from conception to completion, delivering content for laptop, desktop, tablets and phones.

Building on these skills you’ll learn native JavaScript and how to develop a Content Management System (CMS) website using WordPress. Back-end web development will be introduced using PHP and MySQL to develop a working search facility on a website

Throughout the course you will work with current and readily available coding and design tools as well as have access to the latest Adobe and Microsoft software.

During your time, you will also be given the opportunity to study towards Adobe certification, enter external competitions and take on external web development-related work.

Each subject is tailored towards current job opportunities in the industry which will give you the best opportunity to succeed in this dynamic and exciting area of work.


Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: