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New Media (Design and Development) Level 2 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like to study and work in the exciting fields of web coding, media production and games development?

Could you benefit from a practical course that gives you hands on experience of designing and creating effective 'new media' products?

You will develop confidence, creativity and individuality in the design and creation of exciting interactive products. You will learn about web coding, graphics design, photography, sound and video creation, and games development, using the industry standard software and equipment.

Course content

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Educational visits
  • Discussions
  • Practical sessions
  • Tutorial support
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Entry requirements

  • New Media - Design and Development Level 1, or equivalent, or
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, preferably including Welsh/English, Maths or IT. Alternative, subject-related equivalent qualifications may be accepted.
  • You will also need to have appropriate skills in ICT and a keen interest in learning to design and create effective 'new media' products.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The course is assessed through a mixture of practical tests and controlled assessments in which you will build your own online portfolio to showcase your work.

Each of the four units that make up the diploma offers you the opportunity to achieve at A*, A, B or C grade.

Future opportunities

You can gain the Level 2 qualification with up to four A* grades which will give you a number of opportunities, and helps you progress into employment or further education. Because of the broad range of skills developed on this course, you will not have limited your options to a single progression route.

You could proceed onto a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

IT Users Level 3, available at:

  •  Rhyl

IT Practitioners Level 3, available at:

  • Llangefni
  • Rhos-on-Sea

Creative Media Production Level 3, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

3D Animation and Games Development Level 3, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Software Development Level 3, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Alternatively, you may proceed into employment and apply your skills in the workplace environment.

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 provided to you at interview.

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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