Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
These Entry 3 to Level 1 qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to working in the Creative Industries sector equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. The qualifications contain a significant proportion of knowledge and understanding together with some skills development. Where skills are assessed these will, in the main, be assessed through simulated activities and scenarios, unless it is a type of activity that can realistically be carried out by the learners providing there is risk assessment built in, for example expedition skills.
They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in creative industries or other related creative industries, including apprenticeships.
The Skills for Creative Industries qualifications form part of a suite of ‘Skills for…’ qualifications that cover a number of sectors. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.
The qualifications have been developed with the support of the FE sector. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre-16 learners.
Rules of Combination
Learners must complete 6 credits.
Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.
Audio and Video Software
Basic Performing Arts Skills
Creative Media Skills
Developing Painting and Drawing
Introduction to Mixed Media in 2D
Using Graphics Software
Working in Creative and Media
What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to creative industries.
This qualification is particularly relevant for:
• unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a specific vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer
• young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship
• learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
Learners will develop an understanding of the creative industries sector and skills.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in the creative industries sector before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 2 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.
Which sector does this qualification support?
This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in the creative industries sector.
What are the progression options?
Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Creative Industries, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Creative Industries as well as other Level 1 qualifications.
Progression & entry requirementsLearners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification.
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