What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification is suitable if you need a short, introductory level 1 course in a specific aspect of
the creative media industry: Concept Art. It is particularly appropriate for
• young people on trainee-ships 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 trainee ship
• 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
• learners of any age who want to supplement the main element of their programme with a small amount of specialised learning in an area of specific interest to them
• unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the creative media industry to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
This single-unit qualification covers the introductory knowledge and skills needed to create concept art (landscape and characters) for a film or game. The learner must take the one mandatory unit:
• Concept Art for Creative Media Industries.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite of creative media qualifications at level 1. Learners should take this qualification to develop understanding the Concept Art for Creative Media.
Which sector does this qualification support?
The main purpose of the qualification is to support your progression to further level 1 or level 2 learning, as creative media job roles at this level are limited. However, the learner could progress to an entry-level or trainee job role in the creative media industry, or work freelance as a concept artist.
What are the progression options?
The learner can progress to a general level 2 certificate or diploma in creative media or art and design or to a more specialised level 2 certificate, for example in computer games development.
Progression & entry requirements
The learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.