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?
The Mandatory unit is:
• Working in the Creative Industries
Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector.
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 creative industries 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 Creative Industries as well as other Level 1 qualifications.
Progression & entry requirements
Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification.