Skills for Work Creative Industries National 5 (SCHOOLS)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2022/23 can apply for this course***

The Creative Industries Course is designed to provide a qualification which reflects the knowledge and skills required for employment/further study in the wide range of sectors in the Creative Industries. It also develops an awareness of the opportunities and range of employment within a chosen sector. The Course will enable candidates to develop practical skills together with employability skills and attitudes needed to work in the Creative Industries.


Falkirk: Tuesday and Thursday (afternoons)

Stirling: Friday (all day)

This Course is at National 5 level (SCQF level 5) and consists of 4 Mandatory Units:

  • Creative Industries: An Introduction
  • Creative Industries: The Creative Process
  • Creative Industries: Skills Development
  • Creative Industries: Creative Project


Creative Industries: An Introduction

The Unit introduces candidates to different sectors of the Creative Industries and the career paths, job roles and responsibilities of those working within the industry. The Unit will raise awareness of the employability skills and qualifications required by the industry.

Creative Industries: Skills Development

The focus of this Unit is primarily on practical activity. It is designed to allow candidates the opportunity to practise and develop their craft and improve practical skills associated with a chosen job role in the Creative Industries. The candidate will be required to set targets, plan and use a variety of approaches to develop their practical skills in a creative, working environment.

Creative Industries: The Creative Process

The focus of this Unit is creative thinking and collaborative working. The Unit will provide candidates with an awareness of the key stages of a creative process.

Creative Industries: Creative Project

The focus of this Unit is primarily on practical activity carried out in a creative context. Candidates will work as part of a team throughout the planning and implementation of a creative project to a given brief. Candidates will contribute to, and participate in all stages of the implementation of a creative project and evaluate the completed project and their contribution to it.

This Unit will give candidates the opportunity to develop their creativity alongside key employability skills such as working with others and problem solving. Assessment in this Course is based on a range of methods including a candidate folio and practical activities. Candidates 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.

  • The skills learned through studying this course should equip candidates with employability skills that suit a wide range of employers, both in Creative Industries and in other workplaces.

  • Successful completion of the SFW Group award can contribute to entry requirements for a range of Creative Industries courses at SCQF Level 6 and beyond. Progression into courses in areas such as Art, Design, Sound Production and Media is possible within Forth Valley College.

  • There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants should be capable of working towards SCQF Level 5 study and should be able to demonstrate an interest in Creative Subjects areas and have a desire to continue studying within a Creative area.

For more information, please contact your pupil support teacher in your school.


Falkirk Campus

Start date

23 August 2022

End date

20 April 2023

SCQF Level

Level 5


Stirling Campus

Start date

26 August 2022

End date

19 May 2023

SCQF Level

Level 5