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NCFE Occupational Studies for the Workplace Level 1 Diploma

Design, Media and Technology Pathway




This course offers a practical approach to developing skills in photography, the use of digital media, editing and it’s application to the advertising industry. All of this will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move on to higher education or into sector based employment.



How will I learn?

Woodpecker Court has a stunning 15 acre site, with a great deal of inspiration for the use of digital media. You will have the opportunity to work with the natural environment of our farm, our woodland and beautiful site to create digital photography, moving images, sound recording and edit these to produce promotional materials, as well as working in the classroom to build your portfolio of evidence.


You will carry out research projects and take control of your own education to gain knowledge in a sector that interests you.


In year two you will be able to carry out a work placement and gain skills from professionals in your chosen sector.


What will I learn?

You will start by learning about organisation tools and techniques and working with others to give you a kick start at being able to take control of your education and prioritise your tasks.


Students are involved in sound recording, digital photography, which will include an introduction to the use of a variety of cameras, sound and recording equipment. You will be involved in editing and producing materials that could be applied to the advertising industry.   


How will it be delivered?

Work is split 50:50 between practical and theory sessions. The vast majority of assessments are done through internal practical observations whilst capturing and editing media, as the nature of our provision caters for those who struggle with the classroom environment.  There is some written work involved, students will undertake research individually.



Next Steps

This can lead to further in depth study at level 1, level 2, or an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or employment in the sector.

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