Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
The qualification provides learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours in a variety of areas in the digital and creative industries. Centres may build a programme that supports different progression routes including those where digital skills are essential to support the creative process.
The qualifications offer progression from the Level 1 Creative Industries Qualification. They are broad Digital and Creative Industries qualifications that support progression to a number of level 3 programmes including: Games Design or Games Development, IT or Creative Media or the Arts. The qualifications are graded to support progression to level 3 and is assessed through a portfolio of evidence.
Learners have the opportunity to carry out a project that brings together learning from across the qualification. The qualifications were developed in conjunction with the FE sector.
Rules of Combination
Learners must achieve 60 credits including 3 credits from the mandatory group and the remaining credits from the optional group.
Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit.
Preparing to Work in the Digital and Creative Industries
Learners must achieve 57 credits from this group.
2D Digital Imaging
Art and Design: Exploring Mixed Media
Computer Games Design and Development
Data Management and Analytics
Digital Marketing for the Digital and Creative Industries
Digital Media Narratives
Digital and Creative Industries Project
Effective Communication for the Workplace
Improving own Employability Skills
Mobile App Development
Numeracy Skills for the Workplace
Planning and Pitching an Idea in the Digital or Creative Industries
Understanding the Games Industry
Website Design and Development
What is the purpose of this qualification?
This is a broad Digital and Creative Industries qualification that supports progression to a number of level 3 programmes including: Games Design or Games Development, IT or Creative Media or the Arts
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
Learners will develop knowledge, understanding skills and behaviours in key areas in digital and creative industries with the opportunity to focus on areas such as graphic design, games design and development, website design, Audio Production, Animation
Progression & entry requirementsThere are no entry requirements for this qualification
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