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AWARD: Industry-recognised Qualification
STUDY MODE: Part-time
DURATION: 1 Year or 2 Years


A school/college partnership

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media is available to secondary school pupils in S5 and S6 and is delivered entirely through the medium of Gaelic. You can choose to study the course over a period of two years starting in S5 or in one year during S6. College classes are scheduled in accordance with the school timetable and you will spend time every week in class with fellow students. You will be taught by a college lecturer from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and you will use a range of online learning materials to support you in your studies.

A solid foundation

The Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship is an inspiring course on which you will study key aspects of working in the media industry. You will develop practical and theoretical skills, learning what the job entails in the day to day – crafting and telling stories, communicating and marketing through different media channels.

Using Gaelic

Work experience is an essential part of the Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship and as this course is delivered through Gaelic, you will spend time in a work place where Gaelic is spoken. You will use what you have learnt in class and pick up practical skills that will benefit you in life. The number of hours you spend on work placement each week will depend on whether you choose to study the course over one year or two. Your work placement will be arranged between you, the college, the school and your work place provider.

Ready to enrol….?

Before you begin on the Foundation Apprenticeship, we expect you:

  • To have Nat 5 English and Nat 5 Gaelic (if not, you can take part in a short interview)
  • To be ready to work at the same level as Higher
  • To be diligent and motivated to work on your own
  • To be willing to speak Gaelic both in the workplace and outwith school

Your future

The Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship is a stepping stone to future opportunities and upon successful completion of the course you will have a qualification that is recognised by employers and colleges and universities across Scotland. It also demonstrates to employers and education providers that you are willing to undertake a new challenge whilst still at school. For further enquiries, please contact or call 01471 888 304

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