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Level 1 Intro to Creative Industries (Holding Code)

Course Level: 

Level 1

Job opportunities after this course: 

Progression after this programme could be to an OCR Cambridge Technicals level 2 programme in Art & Design / Media / Music or Performing Arts. You will have exposure to a range of practical activities that you may be able to progress through volunteer opportunities.

Overview of the course: 

The NOCN programme allows you to explore the four areas of Creative Industries - Art & Design / Media / Music and Performing Arts. Key aspects of the programme provide you with the opportunity to experience working in a vibrant industry through activities such as crewing the Community Pantomime, performing as a zombie in the Zombie Apocalypse, showing your collection on the catwalk in a Fashion Show and creating a film trailer to advertise your next project. At the root of learning is the development of transferable skills such as developing communication and teamwork skills.

Entry requirements: 

3 GCSEs (or equivalent) with any grade and working towards Functional Skills Entry 3 in Maths and English.

Topics: 

The programme is 'learner responsive' which means we allow the learners to decide on the focus of projects. As well as this independence, you will also participate in annual events such as the pantomime and Zombie Apocalypse, with units built around these projects.

How is the course assessed?: 

The work you complete is graded as 'Pass' or 'Not Yet Achieved' and you will have two opportunities to submit work for assessment for each unit. The course is assessed internally by an Assessor, before being Internally Verified to check the marking is consistent. We receive a visit from an External Verifier who looks at the work completed and approves the release of certificates.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression after this programme could be to an OCR Cambridge Technicals level 2 programme in Art & Design / Media / Music or Performing Arts. You will have exposure to a range of practical activities that you may be able to progress through volunteer opportunities.

Length of the course: 

The NOCN programme is a one year programme where you will study across three to four days each week.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19+ years old you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

Learners under 25 years old with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will not pay fees.

If you do need to pay fees they are:

£0.00

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (09 Nov 2017 21:08) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

Other comments by students on this course are;

‘The course has been fun. We get to do loads of events and trips to Holland and London and I am excited about this. I am happy I picked this course. I am also helping with the student union too’

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How to apply: 

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