National 4 SfW Creative Digital Media (Course Code: C264 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Creative Digital Media?

The digital media and creative industries sector includes several industries such as advertising, music, TV and radio, multimedia, computer software development, printing and publishing. It employs over 60,000 people in Scotland.

The industries offer good opportunities for those who enjoy:

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Art and Design

Communications and Media

Computing and ICT

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.

What will I study?

The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.

You will learn about

Where will I take the course?

You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.

Work experience/placements

You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school. However, placements in these industries are often limited and competition is fierce. You may be able to visit individual companies or hear about the industry from visiting speakers.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.

What can I go on to next?

You may be able to progress to:


Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?