Web Design Fundamentals NPA

What is special about this course?

The National Progression Award (NPA) is aimed at developing your skills in designing, developing and using multimedia.  It is built around web authoring tools such as Studio MX (Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash) and counts towards the twelve credits required for a National Certification in Digital Media Computing.

Entry requirements

Although you require no formal qualifications you would be expected to have a basic knowledge of HTML and/or have your own computer which has internet access.

You study:

Computing: Web Design Fundamentals (Intermediate 2)

This unit is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the main technical and design considerations in developing websites.  The unit also develops practical skills in the creation of web pages and graphics for use on the World Wide Web.

Computing: Interactive Multimedia for Website Development (Intermediate 2)

This units introduces design and development of animation and interactive multimedia applications, including digital narratives, for use on the World Wide Web.

Computing: Website Design and Development (Intermediate 2)

This unit is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the website design and development process, with an emphasis on meeting client requirements, evaluation and testing.  This unit also develops practical skills in the process of developing a website using web authoring tools.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

Face to face

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the NPA Web Design you may be able to progress onto the PDA in Web Design (evening provision) or the NQ Computer Technologies course.

This general purpose award will prepare you for ADOBE and CIW professional vendor qualifications as well as possible employment at a junior level within the computing and IT industry.

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I want to start in 2021/22

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