HND Multimedia Computing: Web Development candidate information

HND Multimedia Computing: Web DevelopmentThe HND Multimedia Computing: Web Development’ group award 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 HND will focus your studies toward the design and development of dynamic Web applications. You will gain awareness of technology and security, web server management, and of developing server-side applications for the Web.

You will gain hands-on experience in the development of relational database systems, and are likely to become deeply involved in Internet programming using an object-oriented language such as Java.

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

Employment and progression opportunities

On successful completion entry to the employment market may typically be in a role such as Multimedia Applications Developer or Interactive Applications Developer, Multimedia Programmer, Multimedia Animator, Software Engineer (depending on modules selected), Web Design and Development, audio video and TV editing.

It is possible with the HND Multimedia Computing to progress directly to degree level studies, including entry to stage 3 of selected degree programmes.


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.