HNC UX Design & Front-End Development

Higher National Certificate in UX Design & Front-End Development

Course Description

This intensive one-year programme aims to provide students with an internationally recognised professional level qualification in Creative Media Production - specialising in Web & APP design. The course is designed to teach students how to build, optimise and manage professional quality websites for themselves as well as preparing for employment in the interactive media sector.

This unique hands-on programme combines technical web development & programming skills with multimedia design skills. Students will learn both front-end design and back-end development tools for multimedia projects. The course does not require previous design or programming experience but students are expected to have a solid understanding of using common packages like Word and Excel.

Starting Dates & Format

Course Duration:

1 Year

Mode of Study:

Part Time Day

Part Time Evening

Now enrolling for September 2020.

Please see our Timetable & Fees page for starting dates.

Course Content

Creative Media Industry
Principles of User Experience & User Interface Design
Professional Practice
Web & App Development Practices
Web & App Development in Context
Web Development
Individual Project

Online Delivery for Term 1

Due to public health measures, we are delivering classes online for the first term of this academic year.
We will return to face-to-face classes on-campus as soon as it is safe to do so. In returning to face-to-face delivery, there may be some unavoidable changes to scheduled class times and/or days.
All enrolled students will be given as much notice as possible in the event of scheduling changes.


On successful completion, students will be awarded the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production. This is equivalent to Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland.

Further Progression

There are a range of further study options open to students who successfully complete the certificate programme including our Higher National Diploma in UX Design & Front-End Development.

Entry Requirements

Student Testimonials

All assignment briefs were well planned, clearly written, giving excellent detail as to all requirements of the project. This enables the students to work in a genuinely realistic way and also gives multiple opportunities for the practice of skills through varied complex tasks.

- BTEC External Centre Examiner

There is a well qualified and professionally experienced team, many of whom are practicing designers.

- BTEC External Centre Examiner

Excellent practical course. Great quality lectures, clear instruction.

- Dean Creevey

If you would like more information about this course, please fill the "Request more information" form above.

As numbers are limited for this course, pre-booking is essential.