Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Digital Technology Full Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960511

Recommended Prior Learning

None – This course assumes that learners have no prior web design / programming experience

Learners will complete three Digital Technologies/Computing standards. They will learn how to create media outcomes including websites, programs (JavaScript) and databases. 

Main Topics: • Programming • Website development • Database development

Course Overview

Term 1
Develop a web application using PHP, CSS, HTML and a database.

Term 2
Develop a computer program using JavaScript.

Term 3
Demonstrate understanding of User Interface design.

Term 4
Computer science concepts

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.


Level 2 Digital Technology

Career Pathways

Information Technology Architect, Software Developer, Game Developer, Data Analyst, User Experience Designer

Course Costs and Equipment

Cost $0.
Learners will be expected to have their own laptops capable of running the following software:
- Google Docs/Sheets
- Google Chrome
Whangaparaoa College utilises an online code editing environment and database management system where all learner work can be completed through the Chrome browser. Tablet based devices are not suitable for this course.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.