HND Creative Industries: Television candidate information

HND Creative Industries: Television

The HND Creative Industries: Television is one of a suite of specialist awards for the Creative Industries and is designed to develop specialist skills and knowledge of the creative industries to enable progression to employment or further study in the field of Television. The wide choice of units provides a flexible award which will give you the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills and to develop a high level of practical skills, analytical research and practical use of technology. The course is set within a rapidly changing industry where the need for multi-skilling and transferable skills is essential.

You will develop specialist technical and production skills relating to industry occupations, eg in sound, camera, editing, and will carry out roles and responsibilities involved in television production. You will gain extended experience in different styles of programme making, and knowledge of self employment, business and management issues in the Creative Industries.

You will also gain planning, research, analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills and the ability to integrate technological, production and creative skills.

Employment and progression opportunites

Once you have achieved the HND Creative Industries: Television, you may have opportunities to progress to degree courses in related areas.

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:

  • HNC Creative Industries: Television
  • any relevant National Certificate at SCQF level 6
  • Higher English and Communication, plus one other relevant Higher level, plus at least three other Standard Grade passes at 3 (or equivalent)
    an SVQ 2 or 3 in a relevant area
  • relevant Units or Courses at appropriate levels in related areas (eg, Audio-Visual Technology, Digital Media etc)

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.