Faculty of
Digital & Creative

Digital and Creative Traineeship


  • Title: Digital and Creative Traineeship
  • Code: PTCMD16W
  • Level: Level 1
  • Length: 16 Week(s)
  • Term: Traineeship
  • Faculty: Digital & Creative
Creative design industries Jobs ,Social Media managers, It software technicians
Free to 16-24 Year Olds

Trainees will learn foundational sector specific skills for Digital and Creative such as Web Design, Photoshop editing, Social Media Marketing and IT during vocational workshops. Trainees will be coached in preparing for work through through developing professional and employability skills, interview techniques, cv writing skills, presentation skills and  understanding employability rights and responsibilities. Trainees will also work towards FS L2 Maths and English if required. Work skills will then be put into practice during the min of 100 hours work placement with an employer.

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Online via website, in person or by phone at Oldham College via Job shop or student quarter.


No formal assessments but work placement performance will be monitored to assess suitability to progress onto apprenticeships.

Learners should expect to progress onto a L2 or L3 Apprenticeship in Creative Design IT or Social Media

Learners must already hold a relevant subject specific L2 in IT Design or social Media to progress into apprenticeships.

The Digital and Creative Traineeship is a short intense work preparation programme that is a fast track to apprenticeships for the work ready candidates. This traineeship will run for 16 weeks and prepare learners for the transition into apprenticeship jobs. Learners will do a mixture of college and work placement during the 16 week period and be placed with an employer who will be considering them for an apprenticeship on completion of the placement. Attendance, punctuality and commitment to the work placement is key to securing an apprenticeship at the end of the traineeship.

Not Applicable

min of 100 hours work experience

L2 and L3 FT Courses in the following areas ,IT , Hardware and Networking, Games Design, Graphic Design, web or software development

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

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000