SfW (Nat 5) Creative Industries (Schools)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2024/25 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)

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 April 2024 but early applications are encouraged.

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.

  • This course can lead to FA Creative & Digital Media or alternatively, one of our full-time NC courses in Creative Industies

  • 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.

Further advice for School College Programme and Foundation Apprenticeship applications:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• 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, 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 to an information session
• If your application is unsuccessful, you should speak to a guidance teacher or SDS school liaison officer.
• If you are unable to attend the information session or wish to withdraw your application, please email the School Partnership team - Schools.Co-ordinator@forthvalley.ac.uk


Falkirk Campus

Start date

11 June 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5


Stirling Campus

Start date

14 June 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5