HNC Creative Industries: Television candidate information

HNC Creative Industries: Television

The HNC Creative Industries: Television is a broad-based qualification that allows you to explore the industry without committing to an area of specialism at this stage. The wide choice of introductory units makes for a flexible award that will provide broad knowledge and the opportunity to develop a high level of practical skills, analytical research and practical use of technology. The course is set in a rapidly changing industry where multi-skilling and transferable skills are essential.

The HNC Creative Industries: Television will develop your knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities involved in television production, and contemporary vocational skills in producing television content. You will also develop your knowledge of the context, working practices and organisation of the Creative Industries.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in planning, analysing and synthesising, and learn how to integrate technological, production and creative skills.

Employment and progression opportunities

Having achieved the HNC Creative Industries: Television, you will have the opportunity to progress to the HND Creative Industries: Television or to an HND provision in another related area.

You may progress to a degree course in Television/Media or seek employment in the Broadcast/ Audio sector.


As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of individual centres. Examples of appropriate formal entry qualifications include:

  • Higher English and Communication, plus one other relevant Higher, plus at least three Standard Grade passes at 3 (or equivalent).
  • An SVQ 2 or 3 in a relevant area.
  • Relevant National Units at appropriate levels (eg core skills Units at Intermediate 1 or 2) combined with any of the above.

Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications, Vocational Qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may also be acceptable, as would suitable vendor qualifications at an appropriate level.

If you have suitable work experience (paid or voluntary) you may be accepted for entry, possibly after interview to assess your ability to cope with the demands of the course. Evidence of appropriate experience could include: Credit Transfer, Accreditation of Prior Learning or Prior Experience (APL, APE, or APEL), or work experience in the creative or performing industries.