HNC Multimedia Computing: Web Development candidate information

HNC Multimedia Computing: Web DevelopmentThe HNC Multimedia Computing: Web Development is designed to provide you with the essential skills and underpinning knowledge required to develop interactive digital multimedia content and applications for delivery on CD/DVD media and/or the World Wide Web.

The award focuses on the development of digital media content and technical skills. You will gain a critical understanding of planning, designing, implementing, testing and evaluating front-end user interfaces, developing Web applications, and creating a variety of digital media content for incorporation into the applications developed. You will widen your knowledge by gaining an awareness and understanding of digital media file types, and develop the skills to optimise digital media for online and offline delivery.

You will have opportunities to develop graphics, animation, sound and video sequences.

You will also be able to develop your planning, analysis, evaluating, study and research skills.

Employment and progression opportunities

On successful completion you may typically find employment in roles such as a junior Web developer, Website designer, interactive applications developer, or interface developer.

You may progress to the second year of the Higher National Diploma, selecting to focus on either Multimedia Computing or Web Development.


As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. You should have some prior knowledge of information technology and the Internet. Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • Any two relevant National Courses at Higher together with three Standard Grade passes at grade 3 (SCQF level 4) or above (SCQF level 5). Candidates with only one at Higher (SCQF level 6) may be considered for entry to HNC.
  • SVQ at level 2 (SCQF level 5) or 3 (SCQF level 6) in Computing, Information Technology or other relevant area.
  • Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications or Vocational Qualifications.
  • Equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may also be acceptable.

If you have suitable work experience, you may be accepted for entry provided the Centre believes you are likely to benefit from the award.