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Introduction to Computing & Digital Media

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This introduction course is designed for those looking to improve their creative digital skills. You will gain knowledge and skills in different areas of computing which will be useful if you are looking to progress to other Computing or Digital Media courses at Edinburgh College. You will develop skills in the basics of Microsoft Office as well as complete projects in digital media and programming.

What you will learn

  • Digital skills using Microsoft Office;
  • Basic programming skills using Scratch
  • Digital media practical skills using a range of equipment;
  • Basic digital media editing software skills in the areas of photography and image editing, video, animation and audio;
  • Independent and group working skills.

Placement information

  • There is no placement element on this course

How the course is assessed

  • Practical portfolio of evidence

Number of days per week

  • 3.5 days - blended with college attendance and a possibility of some online learning from home

Entry requirements

  • Basic computer literacy

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You'll be invited to meet with our team to assess your suitability for this course

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progression to other Computing or Digital Media courses based on individual ability. 
  • Possible courses include:
  • Digital Media Basics – Computing NPA  -  (Milton Road)
  • Introduction to Digital Media  -  (Sighthill)

 

Career options

  • Junior Developer
  • Full-time college course to progress onto other Computing or Digital Media based roles

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 20 Weeks

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