EC Courses Default

Broadcast Media & Photography

Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 39 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

Course enquiry form

Make an enquiry about this course
Enter your full name
Enter your email address
This form collects your name and email address so we can contact you with pre-application information on future courses including application deadlines, campus open days and course information. Read our privacy notice to find out how we collect, store and use your data (and for information on withdrawing your consent).

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 

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through both practical and written assignments 

Number of days per week

  • Approximately 2 afternoons per week on Tuesday and Thursday

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

 

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 options

Various positions in the: 

  • Broadcasting industry 
  • Film industry 
  • Digital Media sector 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 24/08/21 39 Weeks

You may also be interested in these courses

Broadcast Media & Photography

Audio Visual Production Level 6

This Higher level course is for anyone who is interested in working on the production side of digital media. You should ...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks

Broadcast Media & Photography

Audio Visual Technology HND

Audio Visual Technology HND is a unique course designed to teach you about the dynamic and cutting-edge developments wit...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 8

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks

Broadcast Media & Photography

Basic Video Editing

Basic Video Editing 18 week courseWe watch our favourite movies and feel inspired to create our own cinematic works of a...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 2

Study mode
Evening

Duration
20 - 21 weeks

Broadcast Media & Photography

Beginners Cinematography for Film and TV

We are currently enjoying the second golden ages of both television and film.  The introduction of digital TV technology...

Read more and apply

Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Evening

Duration
20 weeks

Broadcast Media & Photography

Beginners Photography

If you are considering studying photography then this course is an ideal starting point. This course is designed to giv...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Full time

Duration
20 weeks

Broadcast Media & Photography

Creative Industries: Media and Communication HNC

The HNC Creative Industries: Media and Communication can be used as an access route to degree-level study and is an acce...

Read more and apply

Campus
Granton Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 7

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks

Broadcast Media & Photography

Creative Industries: Television HND

Do you have the creative potential to write, direct and produce for television? The television industry is undergoing fa...

Read more and apply

Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 8

Study mode
Full time

Duration
41 weeks