This is an introduction to the creative industries in the UK with a focus on practical learning.
You will investigate a range of sectors and career opportunities in the creative industries before selecting a sector and job profile of personal interest on which to focus. You will have the opportunity to practise and develop specific practical skills, learn the key stages of a creative process and work as part of a team to plan and implement a creative project.
You will have the opportunity to work with others to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a creative project in response to a given brief.
The course covers a wide range of creative context including:
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Entry is at the discretion of the centre.
The course is made up of four mandatory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.
You will learn about:
Where will I take the course?
Training would usually be at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.
Assessment will be based on a range of methods including a portfolio and practical activities. Performance evidence will be supported by assessor observation checklists and candidate reviews. You will be required to carry out self evaluation on a range of skills, review progress and identify action points as part of the assessment of employability skills.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: