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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees build the skills they need to work across a diverse set of production roles. It’s suitable for broadcasting, journalism, production and interactive media roles – or employees in other sectors who use digital media.

The qualification

SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for a Diploma in Creative and Digital Media at SCQF level 7.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements. However, candidates must have an understanding, and appreciation of, different technologies alongside general knowledge and soft skills – like the capacity to work well in teams. Candidates should be hard working, with a good attitude, strong communication and IT skills, and a good understanding of what it takes to work their way up in the creative industries.

Career success requires passion for the subject and the ability to network and confidently market personal skills and achievements.

Progression and development

After completing the apprenticeship, candidates should be able to achieve positions like production runner, junior researcher, web assistant, production secretary, digital marketing, image producer, content producer.

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How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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Need a little more information or advice?

Call our advisers to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

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