What will I study?
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6). This includes: a National Progression Award (NPA) in Creative and Digital Media at SCQF level 6, core units of a Diploma in Creative Digital Media at SCQF level 7 and a media project unit at SCQF level 6.
As part of your National Progression Award, your topics will include:
- creative industries - an introduction – Scotland
- creative industries - understanding a creative brief
- media - understanding the creative process
- storytelling for the creative industries
For your Diploma units, you’ll be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll learn how to:
- work effectively with others in the creative industries
- ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
- communicate using digital marketing and sales channels
- use digital and social media in marketing campaigns
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly communication, problem solving, working with others, time management. These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of jobs.
Next Step Course Options
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options, it’s up to you where you go next.
A Modern Apprenticeship: on completing your Foundation Apprenticeship, you’ll have already achieved core units of the Modern Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media. You’ll have the right skills and experience to choose to progress to a related Modern Apprenticeship, such as Creative and Cultural or Digital Applications.
Further Education: continue your studies at college to a Level 6, HNC or HND in a creative or digital subject or HNC or HND Photography or Visual Communication. Your workplace experience will support your college application. Entry will be at the discretion of the course team and will depend on other subjects achieved.
University: Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised as equivalent to SQA Highers by all Scottish universities. You’ll already have quality experience in the industry, this will make your UCAS stand out from the crowd. This apprenticeship also provides you with 42 UCAS tariff points. Find out more about points on the UCAS website.