The course provides learners with the skills necessary to adapt to the frequent changes in the world of creative media. Learners taking this qualification will study two mandatory modules:
- Exploring and developing Creative Media Skills
- Personal Development.
Learners will also develop the personal and organisational skills required by employers and universities
This is an exciting, creative course which includes real life work projects incorporating design briefs, research, prototypes and final products. Learners will also develop skills in CV writing, completing application forms and interview techniques.More about STEM
Who is this course for?Candidates who are 16-18 years old.
Competent of working at Level 2 standard.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 and above, including English and maths.
Assessment TypesThe course is assessed by a series of assignment based tasks.
- Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills
- Personal Development.
Benefits/SkillsIn addition to the creative media sector-specific content covered in this course, the requirements of the qualification enable learners to develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by higher education providers and employers. For example, the course encourages development of research and analysis skills, effective communication skills and evaluation skills.Learners will also develop mathematics and English skills alongside their main course studies.
Learners who complete this qualification may progress to further learning at Level 3 in a similar subject and may progress into employment or to degree programmes in:
- Computer Games Designer
- Digital Graphics Designer
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