Advanced Technical Digital Skills

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Study Type
Full Time
Study Tier
Advanced
Start Date
30/08/2021
Duration
TBC
Coordinator
Paul Mckillop

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students will be required to bring their own laptop for their studies. Any software that is required will be available to students and other specialist software will be provided on specialised computers at the college.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice covers a broad range of different elements within the IT sector. You will discover some of the latest technologies in a range of different areas including but not limited to:

  • Web Development
  • Database Development
  • Games Development
  • 3D Modelling
  • Computer Animation
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Programming and Software Development

WHAT WILL THE COURSE INVOLVE

During the first year, Level 3 National Diploma, you will undertake two units. The first of which is based on Skills Development through the majority of the year, the second focuses on your ability to meet a practical brief at the end of the year.

During the second year, Level 3 National Extended Diploma, you will study a further two units. The first of which focuses on progression routes, building your portfolio, applying for University courses and/or embarking on a career as a freelancer. The second unit is a final year project, in which you will manage a Creative Media Project based on an Industry brief.

Work experience will be sourced with local employers to give you real world experiences that relate in the sector. You will be supported in identifying organisations for your placements, or you can generate these from your own contacts.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

You will be assessed through practical tasks such as group work, workshops, and practical course work, which will be underpinned with theory to give you a broad grounding in the Computing and IT sector.

There are two modules, containing four mandatory units, across the two years which are as follows:

Year One – Module A: Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills

  • Unit A1 – Skills Development
  • Unit A2 – Creative Media Project

Year Two – Module B: Advancing Creative Practice

  • Unit B1 – Personal Progression
  • Unit B2 – Creative Industry Response

All four mandatory units are assessed on Informing Ideas, Problem Solving, Technical Skills, Professional Practice and Communication.

WHERE CAN THE COURSE LEAD TO

Successful completion of the Creative Media Practice National Diploma Year One would allow you to progress to the Creative Media Practice Extended Diploma Year Two, and then on to Higher Education, either at university or the HND Computing at the college.

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