Whether you are a storyteller, artist, techie or designer, there is a job for you in Scotland’s creative sector. It covers broadcasting, TV, journalism, design, textiles, publishing, gaming and more. Learn how to write memorable stories as a journalist. Develop eye-catching art as a graphic designer. Discover what it takes to create the next online craze as a gaming technician.  

This apprenticeship can teach you how to thrive within a digital media environment. You’ll learn about managing marketing and social media campaigns. You'll get to work with the latest digital technology and produce rewarding content. Whatever your interests, you'll have the chance to develop your creative ideas.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 7 in creative and digital media. The qualification includes: 

  • core units of aSVQ in creative and digital media at SCQF level 7
  • a range of work experience in an exciting industry

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Develop your creative ideas 
  • Create lasting relationships in a digital environment 
  • Create high-quality content 
  • Work effectively across different creative industries 
  • Manage digital marketing campaigns  

 You will also develop the following core skills:   

  • Team work 
  • Problem-solving  
  • Communication  
  • Time management   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as broadcast journalism and TV production.

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you many optionsChoose to carry on your education with a creative degree or get a job in the creative industry. 

Further education: Carry on your studies by studying for a BA in journalism or another creative-based degree. You could go on to study for an MA or PHD in a related field. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a creative job. There is a variety of jobs to choose from and several are listed below: 

  • Journalist 
  • Copywriter 
  • Actor 
  • Game designer 
  • Graphic designer 
  • Photographer 
  • Production runner 
  • Lighting technician    

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.  


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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