• Understanding the IT industry
  • Understanding the Digital and Creative industry
  • IT skills
  • Creative Design skills
  • Technical skills for media production
  • Communication and confidence

The course will be based in our purpose built £9 million building created for digital and creative students and practitioner. The location includes Industry standard digital and creative studios and workshops.

  • Full working TV studio & gallery.
  • Photographic lighting studio
  • MAC suites
  • Professional suites of software for the Digital and Creative Industries.

You will achieve a professional qualification in either  Microsoft specialist certificate and or an Adobe ACA – Photoshop certificate. All students will receive a college certificate on successful completion of this course.

This course can lead you to;

  • BBC Traineeship – immediate start available
  • September 2017  start – with entry criteria into our pathways in the faculty of digital and creative.

Depending on your current GCSE results you are eligible to apply for our level 2 or 3 pathways in the following areas;

  • IT (Software or Hardware pathway)
  • Media
  • Art & Design
  • Design & Photography
  • Games Design
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media
  • Advanced and level 2 Apprenticeship in IT – Hardware and Software
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Design
  • Enthusiasm
  • Basic skills in IT
  • Interest in working in IT or Creative industries
  • An interview to establish your starting profile with an initial assessment for maths and English.

In this course you will build your skills for the Digital and Creative work place through being involved with a one extra BBC client brief. You will work in a team of IT, creative and marketing students developing your confidence, communication and technical skills.

The programme of study will include session on

  • Website design and development
  • Digital advertising
  • Photography
  • Design
  • Moving image for TV and social media
  • IT skills for the workplace.

During the project you will work towards an Adobe ACA certificate and or a Microsoft Specialist course.


This course leads you into careers in the Digital and Creative Industries National Careers Advice

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development