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Introduction to the new Creative Digital Media Production:Digital Publishing

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New btec information

  1. 1. The Changes 0 Btec have worked closely with over 5,000 employers, universities, teaching professionals and trainers to develop the new BTEC Nationals. That means teacher and tutors can be confident their new BTEC courses contain the knowledge and employability skills students need to succeed at higher level study and in their chosen career.
  2. 2. Ways of Learning 0 BTEC Nationals use a combination of assessment styles to give your students confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career. This range of vocational assessments – both practical and written – mean students can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when they take their next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.
  3. 3. The Creative Industries as a choice 0 The UK creative industries are internationally respected and form an important part of the UK economy. In 2014, the UK government reported that the creative industries were worth £8 million an hour to the UK economy, which is approximately £71.4 billion per year. Figures from 2012 show that 5.6 per cent (1.68 million) of all jobs in the UK were in the creative industries, and that they were the fastest growing area of the UK economy. Digital publishing forms an important part of the creative industries in the UK and employment opportunities are set to increase in this area.
  4. 4. Who is this Qualification for? 0 The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Digital Publishing is equivalent in size to 2 A levels and is aimed at students looking to progress to employment in this sector. The qualification has been designed in consultation with employers as a two-year programme of study, normally in conjunction with one or more qualifications at level 3. It is intended as a Tech Level, and as such is designed to meet the Tech Bacc measure, when studied alongside level 3 mathematics and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). 0 No prior study of the sector is needed, but students should normally have a range of achievement at level 2, in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.
  5. 5. What does this qualification cover? 0 Students produce content and design and develop websites. They learn to work together in teams, and also individually, to produce vocational projects in digital publishing. Students gain an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities within the industry, from copywriters to graphic designers to digital developers, and how these roles work together to produce digital content and platforms. 0 The qualification includes four mandatory units, through which students learn to write proposals and pitches for a commission and to develop a treatment outlining their ideas and concepts. They learn how to produce websites and, through option units, students develop their technical skills in copywriting, layout design and coding. As part of their course, students have to engage with employers from the sector; this could be through work experience or through employers contributing to teaching or assessment.
  6. 6. Will the qualification lead to employment, if so, in which job role and at which level? The qualification has been designed in consultation with employers and will support application to entry level roles within digital publishing, or to further training and Apprenticeships where appropriate. The focus on technical skills allows students to apply for roles, such as: 0 digital content assistant 0 junior copywriter 0 design assistant 0 digital assistant 0 web coordinator.
  7. 7. Will the qualification support progression to further learning, if so, what to? A significant proportion of recruitment in the media industries is at graduate level and students may wish to progress to further learning, which will support entry to a further range of careers in the sector. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as meeting admission requirements to relevant Foundation Degree and BTEC Higher National courses, such as: 0 FdA Journalism and Practical Media 0 FdA Web Design 0 HND in Creative Media Production. When studied with other qualifications within the study programme, such as an A level or BTEC Extended Certificate in a different complementing sector, such as English language or computing, students can progress into higher education on full degree courses, for example: 0 BA (Hons) Publishing and Digital Culture 0 BA (Hons) Web Development 0 BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism. Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific HE providers.
  8. 8. This qualification is supported by the following organisations Employers 0 Autodesk 0 Milo Creative 0 TraceMedia 0 Haymarket 0 @Voytek Production 0 Adastra Development Ltd 0 Team 360 0 Lobo Bobo Ltd 0 Yarrington 0 Lancashire Digital 0 Made in Me Higher education 0 University of East Anglia 0 University of Huddersfield 0 University of Chichester 0 Kingston University 0 Southampton Solent University 0 University of the West of England Professional and trade bodies Creative Industries Federation British Interactive Media Association
  9. 9. For More Guidance If you want to know anything else about the course please email or see Miss Walsh or Mr Cadwell on the following email addresses and they will arrange a time to sit with you and go through the content of the course. 0 Miss Walsh: jcw@range.sefton.sch.uk 0 Mr Cardwell: rc@range.sefton.sch.uk

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