Sixth Form Level 2 Creative Media Route (One Year) 📸

The Level 2 Creative Digital Media route offers an alternative one year course to students who don’t receive 5 GCSEs and require a foundation year before joining the Global Academy Sixth Form.

Join the Global Academy Sixth Form and study our unique industry-focused creative digital media course to kickstart your career.

The Level 2 Creative Digital Media Pathway offers an alternative one year course to students who don’t receive 5 GCSEs and require a foundation year before joining the Global Academy Sixth Form. During your one year at Global Academy – you could cover the following skills and knowledge:

Interactive Digital Media Techniques
This unit aims to promote the learner’s practical understanding of the key elements of interactive digital media production and the wide range of potential platforms and formats available to the business user and consumer such as posters and animated GIFs.

Podcast Production
The aim of this unit is to introduce the concept of podcast production, to facilitate an exploration of hosting techniques and to generate skills in developing content and themes.

Vlog Production
This unit aims to develop learners’ awareness of the current key concepts, tools and formats surrounding creating and sustaining a vlog, including exploring production techniques, marketing and promoting the vlog and developing an audience.

Students will also develop knowledge in key media production techniques including Research, Planning, Reflection and Evaluation

What qualification will I get?

Students taking this course will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Digital Media accredited by RSL. RSL’s Creative Digital Media qualifications prepare learners for their entry into this world and arm them with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate this exciting and ever-evolving industry.

What partners are involved in this course?

You will work closely with our media partners such as Global, Sky and more – as well as some of London’s best independent production companies as well as the University of Arts: London College of Communication.

Where could this course take me?

This route is for students looking to start a specialist career in the creative industries. The qualification provides students with the necessary industry-relevant skills, knowledge, and understanding to access appropriate entry-level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the media production sectors of the media or apply for progression to a Level 3 qualification at Global Academy or another college.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

To be considered for this course – you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs at 3 or above (including English and Maths)  as well as demonstrate a passion for the creative industry during your interview.

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unique media qualifications available to kickstart your career

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media industry and career engagements per year

Life at Global Academy Sixth Form

🧰 Whatever route you take to begin with –  you will be taught the basics of each pathway – we call this your ‘Media Toolbox’.

✨  After this – it’s time to get practical and you’ll get real life experience to work on projects with an industry-focused. You’ll get the chance to go through the whole production experience (research, planning, pre-production, production and post-production). During the lessons – you’ll spend time with our media staff who will guide you on how to use industry-standard equipment and software. We also work with real-life clients and industry partners – so you never know who will be seeing your work (and could possibly employ you in the future!).

👉  Finally, you’ll work on your Final Major Project. The Final Major Project is the culmination of your Global Academy training and showcases all the skills you have learned at Global.

☑️  Alongside studying your course – students will get the chance to take part in a wide variety of career and work experience opportunities with industry-leading professionals and our own in house careers team. One minute you could be spending the day with the team at TikTok learning the craft behind creating digital content and the next you could be hearing from a producer from a BAFTA awarding film – we call it #OnlyAtGlobal.

📍 As well as that – there is a wide variety of in house clubs, classes and projects for Sixth Form students to be involved in such as Youths Choice, Film Club, Art Club and more.

What else happens in Global Academy Sixth Form? 🤷‍♀️

Team Meet / G Talk

Each week, Year 12 and Year 13 will attend a guest workshop led by someone in the industry – previous guests have included the CEO of Sky, the Director of D&AD creative, BBC, Channel 4, Global and many more. You never know which guest will walk through the door each week!

As well as that, once a month, we’ll spend some time together to learn about issues that affect us as young citizens about to enter the world of work with our Global Cultural Learning Programme.

Social Media

Each week, you’ll spend one hour of your timetable – whatever route you pick – learning the tools of the trade to help amplify and develop your social media presence in our weekly social media masterclass. You’ll get your head around building your online presence, developing and understanding analytics as well as understanding a content strategy.

G:Prepare

Each week, you’ll spend one hour of your timetable in a dedicated workshop to help develop your media industry employability skills in a session delivered by industry experts from Resource Productions. They will ensure you have all the skills, knowledge and behaviours to land your first job in the industry once you leave the Academy.

You’ll also get access to Unifrog software for FREE during your time here at Global Academy which offers a plethora of careers advice and guidance at the touch of the button, as well as access to an industry mentor from Global during Year 12.

Enrichment, Work Experience and Trips

All students will get access to work on real-life client projects, undergo work experience at some of the top media companies and get to meet industry leaders in workshops and insight days.

To top that off, there are plenty of chances to develop your content and design skills by being involved in the Global Academy’s in house content production company – Youths Choice and produce creative work for the brand.

Finally, there’s a wide range of after school clubs and classes and enrichment opportunities including our annual trip to Hollywood in Year 13

FREE Adobe Software

All students in Global Academy Sixth Form get access both on campus and home-use to the Adobe Creative Cloud software packages including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition and Illustrator to ensure work completed can be to a high standard. The Academy will give you access to this software on your personal devices during your time in the Sixth Form (valued at £600 per year).

Where Are They Now?

Check out some of the Media Companies our graduates have gone on to work for!

Students have graduated from our course into top media employers including Global Radio, BBC, Facebook, TikTok, Google and more.  Click here to find out more about Global Academy alumni.

Getting Involved

Want to know what life is like for a Year 12 or 13 student at Global Academy? Here are some of our Sixth Form students talking about their time with us.

 

You In?

If you want to kickstart your career in the Creative Media Industry – then click the link below and apply now to join us in September.

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?