• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.

You will need to be employed and are paid a minimum of the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage. You will work towards a Vocational Qualification, Functional Skills, Employer Rights and Responsibilities and other additional requirements.

As an apprentice, the nature of your work will depend on your employer. Working for a small company could mean you handle a wide range of responsibilities – alternatively, working for a large company might mean you take on a more specialized role.

Level
Level 3
Duration
Minimum of 2 years
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Qualifications  included in the Advanced Apprenticeship framework are

Diploma in Creative and Digital Media Level 3

Certificate in Creative & Digital Media Level 3

 

Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 2

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Qualifications for the Higher Apprenticeship  framework are

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Entry assessments are required for all candidates.

Students interested in the apprenticeship should have a strong desire for a career in the creative industries and an interest in design.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Supporting a Wide Range of Creative Apprenticeships

Student Comment

I believe it all began when my last year of college was ending. I wasn’t very sure if university was for me and realistically I didn’t want to spend three years doing something like what I had been doing for two previously. Luckily, I discussed this with my tutor and they told me about a few requests for Graphic Design Apprentices, which I jumped at the chance to apply for.

A few short weeks after applying I had an interview. I was rather nervous as this was the first interview I had ever been to (other than mock interviews at school). After this was done I had a week or two of waiting but then received a phone call offering me the job.

Once I had settled into work I was enrolled onto the ‘Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Creative and Digital Media (QCF)’. I met some amazing people that inspired me to keep working to be the best that I could be. You never felt alone in what you were doing; you always had supportive tutors and students around you that you could bounce ideas off helping you to develop your work further.

After my apprenticeship was finished the company I worked for offered me a full-time position and after a few years of building on the skills I had learnt, I am now a Senior Graphic Designer and an integral part of the design team.

My apprenticeship was the stepping stone for me to getting into the industry I wanted and put me onto the right path to starting my career.

Emily Morse Creative Media Apprenticeship

Progression and Employment

You will be currently employed whilst working on this apprenticeship.

Please see click here to visit our apprenticeships page to view the current vacancies

Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

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Apprenticeships Team
0800 358 7979
apprenticeships@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Entry assessments are required for all candidates.

Students interested in the apprenticeship should have a strong desire for a career in the creative industries and an interest in design.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

Applying for an Apprenticeship is simple. You will need to apply for both a job role, and an Apprenticeship course. For further assistance in applying, please visit the link below.

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