Foundation Apprenticeship in Media (Schools) - 2 Year Option

Please note that only secondary school pupils staying on at school and who will be starting S5 in August 2020 are eligible to apply for this course.

The creative industries sector in Scotland combines technical skills, design, and storytelling, and is an excellent option for anyone with a creative focus. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative & Digital Media is a great way to get hands-on experience and also gain a qualification at the same level as a Higher. Pupils will have the unique chance to develop skills and knowledge across a range of creative and digital media topics in the classroom, alongside the experience of a valuable work placement in the industry.

 

What qualifications will pupils achieve?

On successful completion, pupils will achieve a Foundation Apprenticeship (Group Award) in Creative & Digital Media at SCQF Level 6 (the same level as a Higher), which includes:

• A National Progression Award in Creative & Digital Media: Technologies, Processes and Practices at SCQF Level 6 (4 units)
• Four work-based units from the Diploma in Creative & Digital Media at SCQF Level 7
• A Media Project unit at SCQF Level 6

Attendance

Year 1

Pupils will attend Forth Valley College or a local secondary school for five hours per week all year (this is likely to be two half days).

Year 2
Pupils will attend a work placement for one day a week throughout the year and a lecturer from the College will visit them regularly to assess their competency of the work-based units.
 
(Please note that this course continues throughout periods of study leave from school and it is very important that pupils attend during these periods, except on exam days).

All travel to College and work placements is funded.

• Possible accelerated entry onto a Modern Apprenticeship in Creative & Digital Media (the work-based units achieved will count towards the Modern Apprenticeship qualification)
• A Modern Apprenticeship in Creative and Cultural or Digital Applications
• Higher level study at college on a HND in related subject (please note additional entry requirements will be required)
• Progressing straight into a job within the industry
• Using the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside Highers to apply to university

• Pupils will probably be working towards achieving one or two Highers over S5 and S6 and their school will need to confirm that they are ready to study at Higher level
• Pupils need to be reasonably confident in English, so we expect them to be able to achieve at least National 5 in English while they are in S5
• It would also be beneficial if pupils had some previous experience of subjects related to creative industries at National 4 or above (for example, Art and Design, Media, Drama or Music Technology)

Further advice for full-time applicants:
• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    16 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Start date

    25 August 2020

  • End date

    17 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Location

    Alloa Campus

  • Start date

    25 August 2020

  • End date

    17 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6