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Level 1

Digital Media Introductory Diploma – Level 1


You’ll develop a working knowledge of software packages such as Final Cut Pro and Photoshop, essential for a job in the creative media industry. You’ll choose from a range of units to suit your learning aspirations, from Exploring Digital Photography to Audio and Video Editing.

This course offers an opportunity to gain some of the necessary skills required to work in the media industry. You will use software packages such as Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office and Photoshop. Learn by doing work based projects where you are required to research, plan and present a ‘live’ project. On the course you will study subjects such as ‘Exploring Digital Photography’, ‘Developing Video Products’ and ‘Developing Animation’ to improve your knowledge and professionalism in various areas of the media.

In addition to the main qualification you will also be expected to study Functional Skills in Maths and English.

You will be expected to spend approximately 15 hours each week studying in College.

The course is made up of 10 units, four core units and six sector units chosen from a range to suit the needs of the learners. These might include:

  • Exploring Digital Photography
  • Developing Video Products
  • Creating Images Digitally
  • Audio and Video Editing
  • Developing Audio Production
  • Developing Animation
  • Creating a Storyboard
  • Creating an Animation
  • Shooting a Short Film
  • Editing Sharing a Media Product
  • Layout design for a Digital Product
  • Producing an Advert


5x GCSEs at grade 1-2 including English and Maths


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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