NC Creative Industries at SCQF level 6

NC Creative Industries at SCQF level 6

National Certificates (NCs) are practical qualifications designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills (including Core Skills) required for further study or to gain employment.

The NC in Creative Industries at SCQF level 6 is designed for those with an interest in developing skills that are relevant for the creative sector. It develops knowledge and understanding by allowing the learner to work with a variety of creative briefs and to ‘take a creative product to market’.

Topics covered could include: art and design, graphic design, computing gaming and IT, dance, fashion, journalism, radio, television, languages and music. This NC also allows for the development of transferable skills in project management, entrepreneurship, information technology, collaboration, evaluation and presentation — which are vital for employment within the creative industries.

National Certificates (NCs) are designed for full-time delivery over one year (or part-time over two years) and are available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

This NC is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • S5/S6 school pupils
  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • learners looking to progress to an HNC/HND
  • candidates in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

It would be expected that learners would have an interest in aspects of the creative industries. Possession of some Core and Essential Skills at SCQF level 5 would be advantageous. It may also be beneficial for learners to have prior knowledge and skills within their chosen area of study. This may be demonstrated by the achievement of units at SCQF level 5 or 6, or evidenced through a creative portfolio or e-portfolio.

Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • National Awards or Units at SCQF level 4 or above that provide evidence of achievement in creative subjects
  • two National Courses at SCQF level 5 (48 credit points at SCQF level 5), eg Art & Design, Media, Computing, Music, or Music Technology
  • achievement of English or Communication at SCQF level 4 or above
  •  relevant work experience whether voluntary or paid
  • a portfolio of evidence showing creativity and creative development, either personal or formal academic

Employment and progression

The NC in Creative Industries at SCQF level 6 may provide progression opportunities to:

  • an HNC/HND in a specific subject specialism (eg Art and Design, Fashion, Music)
  • an SVQ in the creative and cultural skills sector
  • degree level study at SCQF level 9, eg Creative Industries, Graphic Design, Media Production, Broadcast Production, Animation, Computer Games
  • degree level study at SCQF level 10, eg BA(Hons) Animation, Film and TV, Media Production, BSC (Hons) Audio Engineering, Games Development
  • employment in the creative industries

Qualification structure

Group award code: GL44 46 (72 SCQF credit points)

The National Certificate in Creative Industries at SCQF level 6 consists of three mandatory unit(s) (36 SCQF credit points) and six optional Units (36 SCQF credit points).

NC in Creative Industries at SCQF level 6 (1.12 MB) (1.12 MB)

Unit search

Qualification structure

Group award code: GL44 46 (72 SCQF credit points)

The National Certificate in Creative Industries at SCQF level 6 consists of three mandatory unit(s) (36 SCQF credit points) and six optional Units (36 SCQF credit points).

NC in Creative Industries at SCQF level 6 (1.12 MB) (1.12 MB)

Unit search

How to assess

Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for the unit.

Each unit is individually assessed. However, there are opportunities to combine the delivery and assessment of various units. The mandatory units can be integrated with whole units or outcomes from the optional section, to provide a holistic approach.

Evidence for the units across the award takes a variety of forms including written/oral, product, performance and additional evidence.

Assessment support packs (ASPs) are available for selected units and can be found on SQA’s secure website.

Deliver this qualification