Creative Media

Modern Apprenticeship



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.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7. Select Level 7 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

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 such as team-working.

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 apply for positions such as:

  • production runner

  • junior researcher

  • web assistant

  • production secretary

  • digital marketing assistant

  • image producer

  • content producer

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How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 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 your business needs.

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 encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

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

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