Course Details

  • If you are looking for a career in the creative and digital sector then this course will give you the skills you'll need to succeed. The skills covered by the course have been chosen to reflect the demands of working in digital design and communication. We've put employment-focused skills at the heart of the course so you can confidently apply for creative and production jobs straight after leaving College.

    The course is partnership with Creative Cow, an independent creative agency based in The Sharp Project, Manchester. Creative Cow was established on a true belief in quality, innovation and client focus for all projects, whether printed, digital or media driven. Creative Cow also deal with advertising, branding, motion graphics, CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and social design.

  • To enrol on this course, you’ll need to have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (grade A-C), including English Language. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 vocational qualification with Functional Skills English Language at grade C or above.

    You should be between 16-18 years old too, have good communication skills, be able to work individually and as part of a team, with a strong interest in creative media or a portfolio that illustrates your interest.

    Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements.

  • The course is assessed through written reports, blogs and diaries, sketchbooks, portfolio development, image creation, design solutions, audio-visual recordings, one to one feedback and interviews.

    There are no formal examinations connected to this course. Students overall grade will come from the final project assessed by tutors and moderated by the exam board at the end of each year.

  • Successful completion of this Creative Media Production and Technology Extended Diploma Level 3 course can lead you to a wide range of higher education courses, foundation degrees and BA degrees. You may also be able to enter employment directly or join an apprenticeship or higher apprenticeship scheme.

    As you continue to develop your knowledge and abilities, you’ll be working towards a successful career in the industry, with a wide range of roles and opportunities open to you.

    Careers page
  • If you’re 16-18 years old, this course is free to take. There may also be funding available for those over 19.

    Tuition fees and funding can be a little confusing, which is why we’ve put together a dedicated finance page, to help you understand all your options. You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

    Fees, finance and funding page
  • Do you want to know more about this course or find out how it could help your career? Just get in touch and ask away!

    Our course enquires team are always willing to answer any questions you have about studying at The Manchester College, whether it’s about this qualification in particular or about applications, enrolment, or student finance.

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