Creative And digital media Foundation Apprenticeship

Faculty of Business


Foundation Apprenticeship

Course Code


Course Type

Schools Programme

Course Length

Two Year

Course Content


Course Outline:

A career in the Creative Industries could include roles within interactive media, TV, radio, computer gaming, publishing, film, animation and online media. Over 97,000 people work in Scotland’s creative industries and with such a wide variety of jobs to choose from, skilled people are always in demand.

Developments in technology mean, as a new entrant to this sector, you must be multi-skilled and able to work over a variety of platforms.

Starting in S5 or S6, a Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative Digital Media presents an opportunity for senior phase students to undertake industry specific qualifications and blend an academic qualification with work based learning. So, if you like the idea of combining creative thinking with technical skills, design and storytelling, then a career in creative and digital media may be the right career choice for you.

The FA is delivered over one year and you will spend part of the week at College developing skills and knowledge across a range of topics and getting hands-on experience on placement with an employer.

On successful completion of the FA, you will achieve a Joint Qualification Certificate for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative Digital Media. This is a group award at SCQF Level 6, equivalent to a Higher, and includes:

  • FA in Creative and Digital Media
  • National Progression Award in Creative and Digital Media: Technologies, processes and Practices
  • Creative Industries: An introduction – Scotland
  • Creative Industries: Understanding a creative brief
  • Media: Understanding the creative process
  • Storytelling for the Creative Industries
  • Diploma in Creative Digital Media at SCQF Level 6
  • 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
  • Media project

This Course will start August

Entry Requirements


You must be in S5 or S6 and be capable of working at Higher grade SCQF level 6. You should be on track to achieve:

  • Higher English, Higher IT, Higher Maths or related area
  • 4 National 5 qualifications
  • You should also be motivated to succeed and have:
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • A positive behaviour and attendance report from School

Job Options

  • Modern Apprenticeship with a creative industry/digital employer

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