NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media (Social Media) (NCFE)
Course OverviewThe past decade has seen a surge in social media usage, and this trend is set to continue into the future. Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of a strong social-media presence to promote products and interact with stakeholders. The NVQ Diploma in Creative Media (Social media) gives students real-life, practical knowledge which can be applied in a rapidly developing business environment at QCF Level 3.
Students who are accepted will study three mandatory units, followed by three specialist units. The duration of the diploma course is 6 months spent in the classroom at 15 hours per week of study.
Upon completion, successful students will receive recognition with UCAS for the grade achieved, or will have the opportunity to enter a creative profession at a junior level.
Benefits of the courseThe course is industry driven and tailored to align with the needs of companies and individuals. Students will receive practical workplace skills which are relevant to businesses in the digital age.
NVQ Level 3 is recognised by UCAS and QCF at Level 3 and provides access to existing university undergraduate courses or direct to the workplace. Students will be offered the opportunity to extend their studies by continuing with the NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media (Top Up) (Social Media).
As part of our ongoing commitment to our stakeholders, BSMI provides academic assistance to students looking to go to university, as well as providing extra services such as CV checker, guidance on developing Linkedin profiles and using social media for digital marketing.
The NVQ Diploma in Creative Media (Social Media) carries the following recognition with UCAS: Distinction: 120 UCAS Points
Merit: 80 UCAS Points
Pass: 40 UCAS Points
Who should attend?This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in media, communication or publishing at university, or continue with the Extended Diploma in Creative Media to gain extra recognition with UCAS.
This course will provide students with entrepreneurial skills to apply to a number of related projects and develop technical skills and knowledge with related media. The global focus is for successful candidates to have the necessary skills to enter employment in the creative sector, continue with the Extended Diploma or progress to higher education.
Entry RequirementsThe Level 3 Diploma in Creative media is designed for applicants holding a relevant Level 2 Diploma. Alternative routes to the course include British A-level equivalents in a related discipline.
We are also open to students who have relevant work experience with no formal qualifications. However, each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements: Students on this course will need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 4.0 to enter. Language support will be provided throughout the course.
What’s included?The following is provided for all students:
• Expert tuition from an experienced teacher
• Weekly assessment / testing of course content
• Access to the BSMI portal through which supplementary materials can be found
In addition, you will also receive:
• Regular tutorials to assess your progress
• Guidance on unknown language and terminology
• Opportunities to discuss the course in relaxed and informal settings
• Access to the school’s extensive social programme
Module SynopsisThere are three mandatory units, which cover:
1. Collaboration in the creative sector
2. Entrepreneurial skills
3. Plan and produce work to a commercial brief
There are three optional units which must be completed from:
4. Using social media for business
5. Using social media for promotion
6. Branding for social media
7. Communicating tone of voice through social media
8. Introduction to social media channels
9. Manage social media groups and pages
10. Small business promotion using social media channels
Each of the units will be assessed through either a written report, video-recorded presentation, voice-recorded interview, assessor observation and/or written questionnaire response.
FeesNVQ Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media (Social Media): £9,995
School enrolment: £60
Resources fee: £40
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