National Progression Award in Film and Media at SCQF level 5

National Progression Award in Film and Media at SCQF level 5

This National Progression Award (NPA) introduces learners to techniques that are important in the film industry and media sector. The award:

  • develops knowledge and understanding of film and media together with practical, technical and transferable skills such as resource management, problem solving, planning and communication skills
  • offers a wide range of optional units to enable centres to meet local needs
  • provides bite-sized chunks of learning that are straightforward for centres to adopt and for learners to study

This qualification is available through schools and colleges.

NPAs can be taught as a full-time course over one year or as a part-time course over two years.

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Film and Media at SCQF level 5 is suitable for learners who are at school or who may have just left school.

The NPA in Film and Media at SCQF level 5 has been designed to offer you an introduction to the film and media sectors, and practical experience of developing and delivering your own creative project.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Although there are no specific qualifications needed for entry to the NPA in Film and Media, it would be beneficial if the candidate has some previous experience in related subjects (for example, Media at SCQF level 4).

Employment and progression

You could use this level 5 award to progress to:

  • the NPA in Film and Media at SCQF level 6
  • the National Certificate in Creative Industries at SCQF level 6

Qualification structure

Group award code: GP8C 45 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of two mandatory units (2 SCQF credit points) and two optional units (2 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Creative Industries: Creative Project (J17Y 75)
  • Media: An Introduction to Film and the Film Industry (F57T 11)

See the group award specification (608 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GP8C 45 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of two mandatory units (2 SCQF credit points) and two optional units (2 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Creative Industries: Creative Project (J17Y 75)
  • Media: An Introduction to Film and the Film Industry (F57T 11)

See the group award specification (608 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

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How to assess

Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. See the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Assessment and/or e-assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

Deliver this qualification

Resources

The following assessment support packs (ASPs), National Assessment Bank (NAB) and learning materials are available to support this qualification:

  • ASPs are available for the following units:
    • F57L 11 Media: An Introduction to the Media Industry
    • F57T 11 Media: An Introduction to Film and the Film Industry
    • F5D1 12 Understanding the Creative Process
    • F1KV 11 Digital Media: Video Editing
    • F58F 12 Creative Project
    • H7EB 45 Social Media Literacy
    • H7EB 44 Social Media Literacy
    • J17Y 75 Creative Industries: Creative Project
  • A NAB is available for:
    • J17W 75 Creative Industries: Skills Development
  • The SQA Academy provides learning materials for:
    • F57L 11 Media: An Introduction to the Media Industry
    • F5D1 12 Understanding the Creative Process

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