National 4 Skills for Work: Creative Digital Media (SCQF level 4)

National 4 Creative Digital Media

Qualification Information

National 4 Skills for Work: Creative Digital Media is an introductory qualification that develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes, needed for work in the creative digital media industry.

Learners will gain an awareness of development and production processes in the industry: starting with awareness-raising experiences, moving through creative and technical requirements and considerations, and culminating in the experience of a mixed-media production project.

Throughout the Course they will also develop transferable employability skills, including:

  • an understanding of the workplace and the employee¿s responsibilities (eg time-keeping, appearance, customer care)
  • self-evaluation skills
  • positive attitude to learning
  • flexible approaches to solving problems
  • adaptability and positive attitude to change
  • confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience
  • skills to become effective job-seekers and employees

At SCQF level 4, learners work alone or with others on straightforward tasks with support. 

Why study this qualification

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • pupils from mainstream schools or other education establishments
  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners participating in 16+ programmes
  • college students wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to Creative Digital Media
  • trainees who are preparing to enter employment
  • individuals involved in voluntary activities

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

Successful learners may progress to:

  • National Courses in Media Studies
  • National Certificates or Units in Digital Media Computing
  • relevant programmes in further education colleges
  • vocational training
  • employment

Qualification structure

Group Award code C264 74 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Creative Digital Media at SCQF level 4 consists of four mandatory Units.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document.

Unit search


Qualification structure

Group Award code C264 74 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Creative Digital Media at SCQF level 4 consists of four mandatory Units.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document.

Unit search


How to assess

There is no external assessment for this Course. Learners must successfully complete each Unit to achieve the Course.

Unit specifications provide detailed information on the Evidence Requirements for each Unit. The Unit Support Notes provide information on approaches to assessment for each Unit.

The Units are internally assessed by centres and externally verified by SQA.

Candidate assessment will be based on a range of practical activities, supported by assessor observation checklists and the self-checking of quality by the candidates. Candidates will also undertake self-evaluation on the range of employability skills, reviewing their progress, taking comments from others and identifying action points.

Each Unit is supported by a NAB (National Assessment Bank item) which provides an assessment package and exemplifies the national standard.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

Deliver this qualification