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New Media (Design and Development) Level 1 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like to learn about web design, creative media and graphics in a practical, 'hands-on' way?

The course will give you a good introduction to these new-media industries. You will learn how to design, create and test your own original products using up-to-date equipment and software.

This programme helps you to obtain the necessary skills, knowledge and qualifications to improve your prospects for further study or employment.

Course content

The programme is taught in a supportive atmosphere and you will learn through a mix of theory and practical work including:

  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Group work
  • Project work
  • Educational visits
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

You will also have a personal tutor and be able to access the Learning Centre and Learner Services throughout the duration of the programme.

Entry requirements

  • No formal qualifications are required, but a basic knowledge of computing is needed as well as a keen interest in the subject areas covered.
  •  At the start of the course, you will take a Basic Skills Assessment and must commit to developing these skills if necessary.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The programme is assessed through practical, controlled assessments and there are no formal exams. At the end of each of the four units you will complete a controlled assessment project. As part of these projects, you will build your own electronic portfolio to showcase and submit the work you have done.

All of the units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

All units are graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Future opportunities

The programme will help to improve your prospects for employment opportunities, work based training or further study.

On successful completion of the New Media - Design and Development Level 1 diploma course, you can go on to study a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • New Media - Design and Development Level 2, available at Rhos-on-Sea
  • ICT and Software Development Level 2, available at Rhos-on-Sea
  • IT Users Level 2, available at Rhyl.

Career opportunities

  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Designer


Further information

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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