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Creative & Digital Media Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship

This course is for those aged 16 years and over who have a keen interest in pursuing a career in a media role such as a Production Assistant / Runner, Post-production Assistant, Broadcast Assistant, animation, Researcher, Design Assistants or Camera Crew Assistant. This apprenticeship gives you the chance to learn practical skills 'on the job', and gain qualifications and work experience whilst earning a wage in the media sector. You will cover essential areas like health and safety, teamwork and communication skills.


This course has roll-on, roll-off beginning and end dates to accommodate demand. Please feel free to enquire about upcoming dates using the button below. Courses will begin in October 2017 and February 2018.

  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code KA0EP / 10001

    How long is the course? 15 months

    What time does the course start? TBC

    What time does the course end? TBC

    When does the course run? TBC

    Examining Body Edexcel

    Is an interview required? Yes

  • Am I qualified to join the course?

    You need to have a positive, motivating attitude and be willing to work as part of a team. You must be willing to work shifts, sometimes unsociable hours and cope with high pressure work, dealing with many tasks at a time. You must have excellent communication skills and get on well with others, building positive relationships.

  • How will I be taught?

    Learning will take place at College and in the workplace. Your employer will release you to attend College on a weekly basis. In College you will attend classes and workshops as well as 1:1 meetings with your Trainer/Assessor. Remote learning and assessment will also take place via an e-portfolio/virtual learning environment. In the workplace you will be assigned a supervisor/mentor who will work closely with you to help you develop your skills on the job.

  • How will I know I’m progressing and how will I be assessed?

    The course is competence and knowledge-based. This means that it is linked to your ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with your work whilst being able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding. Your assessor will watch you working and assess what you do against the NVQ standards. Evidence for the various qualifications could also come from a witness, or a log or diary of your work and set written tasks. You may also have done things previously which count towards your NVQ.

  • When can I start?

    The course may be started at any time during the year as soon as employment is secured. You must be in paid employment doing a minimum of 30 hours per week in order to start the apprenticeship.

  • Do I get paid?

    Yes. You will be paid a minimum of £2.73 per hour. However, as your skills develop, your employer may increase your wage. Apprentices earn an average wage of over £100 net pay per week.

  • How to apply?

    Please complete and submit the Apprenticeships Application Form, which should include an up to date reference. After the application form has been received, an interview will be arranged. As this is a roll-on, roll-off course, interviews will take place throughout the year, including during the summer.

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