SCQF Level 6
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

This course is for pupils who are in their final years of high school. This course is intended to be studied alongside your high school subjects.

Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative Digital Media is your first step towards an exciting career in the broadcasting industry. You will study units in TV production, video editing as well as the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of broadcasting roles. You will develop vital industry skills using Edinburgh College including an on-sight TV studio. Alongside this, you will have access to a top-of-the-range camera, sound and lighting equipment.

This is a two-year course taught at Edinburgh College Sighthill campus. In year one you will attend College for around two afternoons a week and complete a National Progression Award (NPA) in Creative and Digital Media (SCQF Level 6). In year two you will spend around 10 hours a week at Edinburgh College and at a work placement. Work placements may be paid and will give you hands-on experience in the broadcasting workplace and essential industry connections. This course will lead to further study of Broadcast Media at a higher level and a potential career in the industry.

What You Will Learn
  • Camera Operations
  • Scriptwriting
  • Lighting
  • Post-production
  • Sound Editing
Placement Information
  • You will do an industry-related work placement either within the industry or within a realistic working environment at Edinburgh College 
Entry Requirements
  • Achieved or working towards National 5 Mathematics and English 
  • Pupils should be working towards achieving one or two Highers over S5 and S6 
  • The ability to work towards an SCQF Level 6 (Higher) qualification 
  • An interest in the creative industries  
  • An interest in a career within the creative industries 
English Proficiency Requirements


      How the course is assessed
      • You will be assessed through both practical and written assignments 
      Progression And Articulation Routes
      • Gain direct employment at entry level in the media sector
      • Gain accelerated entry onto a Modern Apprenticeship in the Creative and Media Sector 
      • Progress onto a Graduate Apprenticeship 
      • Progress to College - direct access to a variety of HNC/D courses in Media, Television, Radio, Photography (depending on Portfolio)
      • Progress to University - FA is recognised as partial entry criteria for degrees in Accountancy/Finance
      Career Opportunities

      Various positions in the: 

      • Broadcasting industry 
      • Film industry 
      • Digital Media sector 
      Number Of Days Per Week
      • Approximately 2 afternoons per week on Tuesday and Thursday
      Student Stories

      As part of their work placements, students from this Foundation Apprenticeship course took part in the successful Livestreaming and broadcast of the Lego into Orbit and City Lights regional competitions hosted by Edinburgh College. 

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      Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

      Links with Universities
      Benefits for pupils
      - Achieve additional accredited vocational qualification to boost         CV/College/UCAS applications
      - Enhanced employability through industry relevant work experience
      - Foundation Apprenticeships count as 1 of the school column           choices
      - Provide a head start for employment, further study or progression   to a Modern Apprenticeship
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