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FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP IN CREATIVE AND DIGITAL MEDIA - ST MARGARETS ACADEMY

  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 6
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    SCQF Level:   06

FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP IN CREATIVE AND DIGITAL MEDIA - ST MARGARETS ACADEMY

This course is for anyone interested in working in games or app development, social media, advertising, TV, film and the creative arts. Whatever your interest, you’ll close the gap between the classroom and the workplace, and to find out more about the world of work.

Please note, this course is delivered by West Lothian College staff within St Margaret's Academy. You do not need to be a student at St Margaret's to be able to apply to this course - any necessary travel will be organised by the college and school.

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm (year 1)
Placement 1 day per week (year 2) 
Some Friday pm attendance
Duration: 1 or 2 years

  • What the course includes

    • Year 1: creative industries: an introduction – Scotland; storytelling for the creative industries; creative industries: understanding a creative brief; media: understanding the creative process; and media project
    • Year 2: work effectively with others in the creative industries; use digital and social media in marketing campaigns; ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety; communicating using digital marketing/sales channels; and media project
    • Potential for games programming or software development
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Why choose this course

This growing sector needs people. One third of tech companies say that talent shortages are preventing their expansion. So, there are significant opportunities for those who want to create content and get it out to audiences. On top of that:

  • You will receive expert guidance and support from our skilled teaching team
  • You will work directly with employers, through industry talks, visits and placements
  • You’ll learn about creative digital content, for example in games or app development, marketing, advertising or information gathering, and the opportunities this brings

Entry requirements

  • Achieved National 5/level 5 in English or communication, and core skills IT
  • Achieved National 4/level 4 in maths or numeracy
  • In 5th year of school on starting the course
  • Interest in learning about the creative industries
  • Be capable of working at level 6 (Higher)
  • Excellent school attendance record

You do not need to have digital media production experience/knowledge.

  • Where this course leads

    Education: Modern Apprenticeship in creative and digital media at SCQF level 7, HNC media and communication or HNC digital design and web development at West Lothian college; and progression to degree-level study within similar subject areas.

    Employment: games artist, movie art director, copywriter, script editor, commissioning editor, set builder, props creator, development executive, data analyst, broadcast engineer, camera operator, sound technician, app developer, creative technologist, account manager and more.

Interview arrangements

We invite students as a group to meet with a member of the creative team and to carry out a task to see if you are suitable for the course.

There will be an informal discussion to find out what you are looking for, answer any questions, and to explain what the course is about and what college can offer.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.