National Progression Award in Web Design at SCQF level 5

National Progression Award in Web Design at SCQF level 5

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards.

The NPA in Web Design at SCQF level 5 introduces learners to the technical skills required to create websites and graphics, including adding interactivity to websites. There is also a focus on the importance of the website development process.

This NPA is a revision of NPA Web Design Fundamentals, which has been revised in line with current web design and development standards.

This qualification is available through schools and colleges.

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Web Design is suitable for:

  • school pupils
  • college students
  • adult learners
  • those in the early stages of industry-related employment, eg junior web designers

This award is also a suitable way to broaden the curriculum in the senior phase of school by allowing all pupils, not just those with a vocational interest in computer science, to experience a contemporary technological subject and gain skills that can be used in future employment.

It is not anticipated that this award will lead directly to employment. It is primarily designed to prepare learners for Higher National courses or Junior Apprenticeships in web design and development.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners would benefit from having attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by one or more of the following, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

  • any one of the component units, done on a free-standing basis.
  • Computing Science at SCQF level 4
  • NPA in Software Development at SCQF level 4
  • experience of writing HTML, CSS and programming

Employment and progression

This level 5 award could provide progression to:

  • NC Computing with Digital Media SCQF level 6
  • NPA in Computer Networks and Systems SCQF level 5
  • NPA in Digital Media Animation SCQF level 5
  • NPA in Computers and Digital Photography SCQF level 5
  • NPA in Cyber Security SCQF level 5/6
  • NPA PC Passport SCQF levels 5/6
  • National 5 Computing Science
  • Higher Computing Science

Qualification structure

NPA Web Design GN57 45 (341 KB)

Group award code: GN57 45 (18 SCQF credit points)

The NPA in Web Design at SCQF level 5 consists of three mandatory units (18 SCQF credit points).

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion. 

Unit search

This group award will enter its lapsing period on 31/07/18.

The finishing date for this qualification is 31/07/2021.

Group Award code:G8HD 45 (18 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 5

NPA in Web Design Fundamentals at SCQF level 5 (214 KB)

Structure

Three mandatory Units must be completed to achieve this NPA.

Mandatory Units:

Computing: Website Graphics – H614 45
Computing: Website Design and Development — F182 11
Computing: Interactive Multimedia for Website Development — F180 11

Any other information

Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) for all Units are available to download from SQA’s secure website.

The Units are mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the sector.

Unit search

Qualification structure

NPA Web Design GN57 45 (341 KB)

Group award code: GN57 45 (18 SCQF credit points)

The NPA in Web Design at SCQF level 5 consists of three mandatory units (18 SCQF credit points).

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion. 

Unit search

This group award will enter its lapsing period on 31/07/18.

The finishing date for this qualification is 31/07/2021.

Group Award code:G8HD 45 (18 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 5

NPA in Web Design Fundamentals at SCQF level 5 (214 KB)

Structure

Three mandatory Units must be completed to achieve this NPA.

Mandatory Units:

Computing: Website Graphics – H614 45
Computing: Website Design and Development — F182 11
Computing: Interactive Multimedia for Website Development — F180 11

Any other information

Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) for all Units are available to download from SQA’s secure website.

The Units are mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the sector.

Unit search

How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed-book and/or open-book assessment conditions. Centres should refer to the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Assessment/e-assessment support packs will be available for this qualification.

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Resources

A selection of Factsheets have been created for National Certificates and National Progression Awards (NPAs) within the Computing portfolio. The purpose of these factsheets is for centres to customise with their own Centre Logo/Details and circulate to candidates/potential candidates undertaking the awards.

NPA in Web Design Fundamentals at SCQF Level 5 - Factsheet (40 KB)