Website Design PDA

UCAS code 90I1

What is special about this course?

The PDA in Website Design at SCQF level 7 is aimed at those working or interested in the web and interactive media industries who want to gain a qualification in a specialist area.

This part-time course offers an opportunity for focused study in planning and developing a website which would be useful for a wide range of potential students including employees and self-employed within the industry, as well as school leavers and others with an interest in the subject.

Special features

  • Maps to the Skillset National Occupational Standards for interactive media and the CIW Certified Internet Webmaster and Web Design Specialist qualifications.
  • You can study individual units for personal or professional development or work towards the full PDA

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on an individual basis, however knowledge of HTML is essential and a basic level of web development is preferred.

Qualifications such as the following are acceptable for entry:-

  • PDA in Web Technologies Fundamentals
  • CIW Foundations level qualification
  • NPA Web Fundamentals
  • NC Digital Media Computing

Year 1 - PDA

The PDA consists of three units:

  • Planning and Design
  • Multimedia Content Creation
  • Development Technologies

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time (Structured)
  • Part Time (Unstructured)

You will learn through a combination of online study via the university’s virtual learning environment and some video conference tutorials which are used to gauge progress and understanding.

How long will my course last?

  • Part Time (Structured): 1 year
  • Part Time (Unstructured) 1 years +

Where can I study my course?

  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September
  • January


For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider the following careers:

  • Front end web developer (HCI)
  • Web Tester
  • Web Developer (HTML, CSS)
  • Digital Web Analyst

Can I progress into further study?

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Website Design PDA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2020 or Aug/Sep 2020 or Jan/Feb 2021

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.