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Year 14

Our new industry focused programme for 18+ students launches in September 2021 and kickstarts your career in the creative media industry

Year 14 Information Evening

Get all the information you need about our NEW Year 14 course

How to Apply:

To apply to join us in September 2022 – please submit the following:

1. CV or link to your digital portfolio
2. Covering Letter explaining why you would like to apply for this course
3. A creative response to ‘Why I would like to join the Year 14 programme at Global Academy’

Please note – there is a rolling deadline. Limited places.

For further details please contact our Admissions Coordinator –

Kickstart Your Career at Global Academy

Our new industry-focused programme for 18+ students is now recruiting for  in September 2022 and kickstarts your career in the Creative Media Industry.

You will work towards the UAL Awarding Body Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise in our unique facilities and creative environment in West London.

The course is a one-year fast track into employment and will open up the possibility of further progression with Higher Education.

You will work directly with our employer partners like Global – one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups. Global are Europe’s largest radio company and home to household brands like Capital, Heart and Radio X plus the leading outdoor media company in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. You’ll also work with other industry partners too during the year course.

The qualification has been developed in collaboration with representatives from industry, universities, further education colleges and employers to ensure that it provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare you for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

What Careers Can You Get?

This qualification can be used as a starting point for students who have identified a specific career in the creative industry they wish to progress to, such as:

💻Own Content Production Company or Freelance Business

🎬 Radio or TV Content Producer

📸 Social Content / Graphic Design Producer

🎉 Event Management

📈 Sales and Media Account Handlers

and more!

More About the Qualification

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise will provide students with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through encouraging an ethos of personal and professional development.

Specifically, the programme will allow students to demonstrate: initiative, independent enquiry, team-working, self-management, effective participation, creative thinking, reflective learning, problem solving, communication and numeracy.

  • What are the Entry Requirements?

    In order to be considered for the course we are looking for the following criteria:

    • Merit/C or above in relevant courses at sixth form

    • Attendance 90% and above in Sixth Form

    • Aged 18 when the course starts

    • Demonstrate examples of the skills listed above plus highest standards of industry professionalism

    • Demonstrate previous experience within your preferred specialism (this could be either work experience, professional experience or being involved in extra curricular projects at Global Academy or your sixth form college – eg. Youths Choice).

  • What is the course Teaching Delivery like?

    ‘Teaching’ will consist of project-based learning, including line management meetings, production meetings, workshops and independent learning. Students will also operate as ‘intern production assistants’ across the Academy to gain further experience and evidence towards their coursework portfolio. Students may also have industry placements or work experience on a regular or one-off basis.

    Minimum hours per week – 15 hours.

    Students will be required to attend the Academy for 3 days a week and are encouraged to fill the other 2 days with industry relevant work experience.

    Please be aware there will be flexibility in learning hours (there may be a need to do evenings and weekends on occasion for shoots, productions, exhibitions or conferences).

  • What skills are needed to join Year 14?

    The course is set to get you industry ready – however, we require students have the following skills (or be prepared to learn them) to get the best out of the course:

    • Proven problem-solving skills
    • Organisation, focus and creativity
    • Ability to communicate with people at all levels in a professional and mature manner
    • Self-motivated with an internal drive to deliver great work and facilitate others
    • Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure
    • Good sense of project management
    • Abilities with technical equipment, studios and software
    • The ability to show initiative
    • Passion for media production/events/marketing

  • Production Office

    Year 14 students will be based in their own ‘Production Office’ on the third floor of the Academy and will have weekly line management meetings with the Director of Specialism who will oversee the course and project delivery.

    Year 14 students will work with other members of staff and industry professionals as required as part of their individual projects which they’re working on.

  • Course Timeline

    The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise  will run at Global Academy from September – May.

    September – October
    Unit 1: The Creative Entrepreneur

    This unit introduces the student to the requisite enterprise skills that are necessary to kickstart a creative business venture.

    October – January
    Unit 2: The Creative Practitioner

    This unit will provide the student with the opportunity to define their artistic ambitions by providing the necessary time and space to research and develop their creative ideas. Students will position and contextualise their creative concept within a distinctive area of contemporary practice and will conduct case studies in order to identify and distinguish market competitors directly operating within their chosen field.

    January – May
    Unit 3: The Creative Enterprise development project

    This unit requires the student to develop, formalise and present a sustainable creative enterprise business plan. Students will take control of their own professional development by independently initiating a feasibility study, which will support and inform an in-depth creative enterprise business plan. The business plan will outline all the budgetary, legal, branding, marketing and health and safety requirements while also contextualising the students’ own creative practice within the wider creative industries.

    Units 1 and 2 can be awarded a grade of Pass only. Unit 3 can be awarded a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. The overall grade is determined by the student’s achievement in Unit 3.

  • Apply Now

    There are limited places to join Year 14 in September 2021.

    To apply – please get in touch with Jonathan Jacob, Director of Specialism via

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?