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Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Part Time

1 Year - 2 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2023
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Course overview

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media is an opportunity if you are a senior phase pupil, still attending school, to undertake industry specific qualifications and blend an academic qualification with work-based learning.

By working on real media projects and products, the course will help develop your skills and experience in a range of creative and digital media disciplines, taking into account individual interests. These could include video, audio/ podcast production, social media, digital design, digital journalism.

What you will learn

The course is delivered holistically through a series of practical media production projects across a range of media types and platforms.

The work-based learning component of the course will involve working either on an external work placement or as part of an in-house media production team at Glasgow Kelvin College, creating digital media content for the college and external partners and clients.

The practical projects create assessment evidence for the following units:

National Progression Award in Creative and Digital Media: Technologies, Processes and Practices

  • Creative Industries: An Introduction
  • Creative Industries: Understanding a Creative Brief
  • Media: Understanding the Creative Process
  • Storytelling for the Creative Industries

Diploma in Creative and Digital Media

  • Work effectively with others in the Creative Industries
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to Health and Safety
  • Communicating using digital marketing/ sales channels
  • Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns

Industry Challenge Project

Entry requirements

This course is for S6 students only

Achieved or working towards Highers (A-C) in relevant subject areas: English, Media Studies, ICT etc. by end of S6

Future prospects

The qualification will help develop skills and make professional contacts that would benefit your career in film & TV production, social media, public relations, marketing, audio/ radio and digital design.

Successful completion of the course may support progression to:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media
  • HNC/D in Creative Industries
  • University degree programme