Digital & Creative Skills For The Workplace

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.

  • 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.

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 AS/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