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Vocational Studies (Creative and Digital) - Level 1

Overview

On successful completion of the course students will be awarded the BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies.

This creative digital course will introduce you to computing and is designed to provide a technical insight into the creative computing and creative arts industries.

You will develop sought-after design and production skills required for the rapidly evolving and dynamic digital media and IT industry and a wide range of technical skills in software development related to various industries in the creative digital sector. 

The course will include a mix of making mood boards, prints and art images, animation, developing digital information, designing products and website design and would therefore suit anyone with an interest in art, media and IT.

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Entry requirements

3 GCSEs with at least 2 points (grade E) including English and maths.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview at which we will discuss all relevant experience, your portfolio of work and career goals.

Start dates and fees

You will be given access to all the software and hardware that you will need to complete this course, however we do suggest that you purchase a box file and several plastic document wallets to help you store and present your work. A data stick, although not essential, is also recommended.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)4934A1454FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

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How will I be assessed?

  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Practical-based coursework

What does the course lead to?

This course will prepare you to progress to a more advanced course. With further training or study you could progress to a career as a games developer, software engineer, graphic designer or in multimedia.

What will I study?

Core units underpin your knowledge and support employability and give an insight into jobs available in the industry. You will also study subjects which will enable you to develop skills in a variety of areas in the sector which include 3D art, print, web design and animation.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

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