Digital Skills for IT, Coding, and Web Design - Level 2

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhos-on-Sea, Dolgellau
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Computing, Digital Technologies and Games Development
  • Course Length:

    1 year

  • Bilingual:

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you interested in an ICT course which allows you to focus on a particular route?

  • Do you have an interest in the latest ICT creative technologies?
  • Do you use a smartphone or a tablet?
  • Do you want to create technology products and systems, rather than just be a consumer of them?
  • Would you like to create a phone app?

This course allows you to choose which ICT pathway to specialise in, whether it be enhancing your general computing skills (non-specialist) or learning those of a programmer/developer (specialist).

Both routes are underpinned by core ICT skills which are essential to prepare you for a Level 3 qualification, higher education and employment.

Units include:

  • Creating Websites
  • Games Creation
  • Mobile Applications
  • Programming Solutions

Your learning will include practical work-based activities, theory and portfolio assessments. Throughout the course, you will benefit from the college’s excellent computing facilities in specialist IT rooms and an IT workshop for private study.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.


This course is assessed through a blend of the following, including:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation


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

  • IT Practitioners Level 3
  • Software Development Level 3
  • 3D Animation and Games Development Level 3
  • Creative Media Production Level 3

Would you like to apply for this course?