The Level 4 Diploma in Interactive Design and Development (QCF) is aimed at learners who are interested in developing a new set of skills needed by creative industry employers: a fusion of creativity, technology and business. Ranging from production and editing, to animation, camerawork, radio and photo imaging, it delivers the skills required by employers to compete and progress in a digital world.
The qualification provides the vehicle for a higher level apprenticeship which will allow learners to access the key skills they require, (hands on), whilst working within the industry. This will enable employers to access and develop talent that was previously lost to them. Expanding workforce diversity is critical when supporting businesses in accessing the best talent.
The mandatory units provide the learner with an overview of the sector and grounding in the key areas that every employee needs to know about. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the creative Industries and provide an alternative entry route into the sector.
The qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers meaning that those who achieve it will have the skills required for entry level positions in the sector. Given that this qualification is delivered as a higher level apprenticeship learners will also gain contacts during their apprenticeship period to help them secure work upon completion of the qualification. The focus on practical skills developed in the workplace will help engage learners in the learning programme.
At LCAM we prepare interactive media specialists for interactive futures.
Sample Topic: Topshop VR Fashion
Learners must achieve 90 credits in total. 16 credits must be achieved from the 3 mandatory units (A) and a minimum of 74 credits must be achieved from the Optional Group B. Click here to see the full unit descriptions.
|Unit Reference Number||Unit Title||Group||Level||Credit Value|
|L/600/9037||Awareness of Employment in the Creative Media Sector||A||Three||6|
|H/600/8511||Awareness of Health and Safety in the Creative Media Sector||A||Three||2|
|K/504/6294||Work in Interactive Media||A||Four||8|
|M/504/5986||Create Animated Assets for Interactive Media Products||B||Four||9|
|J/504/5962||Design Interactive Media Products||B||Four||15|
|F/600/8287||Obtain Assets for Use in Interactive Media Products||B||Three||5|
|D/504/6244||Optimise Webpages for Search Engines||B||Four||6|
|D/504/5983||Plan Content for Interactive Media Products||B||Four||8|
|F/504/3093||Planning Channel and Platform Use||B||Four||4|
|K/600/8297||Prepare Assets for Use in Interactive Media Products||B||Three||9|
|J/501/8387||Strategic Marketing Planning Skills within the Design and Creative Industries||B||Four||6|
|A/504/3089||Using Digital Channels, Platforms and Social Networks to Deliver Marketing Communications – Advertising||B||Four||7|
|Y/504/5965||Write and Edit Copy for Interactive Media Products||B||Four||6|
Start Date: Flexible
Length of Course: The maximum time that you may take to complete your course is 9 months.
This is a 100% distance learning course so it’s your choice. Study at home, at work, on the beach or on the go.
Online tutorials, videos, elearning materials, activities, projects, one-to-one support and more to equip you with the knowledge and skills that you will need to pass the course.
You will create a portfolio of evidence.
You do not need to have specific qualifications to do this course.
We do recommend that you have a:
- good command of English (written and spoken)
- general understanding of social media platforms (for example having facebook and twitter accounts, using YouTube, Instagram, SnapChat or other platforms and having experience of online shopping)
You need to be computer literate and have:
- access to a computer (a tablet or smart phone may also be used and will require an app to be installed)
- access to the internet
You may also need occasional access to a printer.
Visit prospects.ac.uk for further information.
Jobs directly related to your careers include:
- Advertising art director
- Graphic designer
- Production designer, theatre/television/film
Jobs where your course would be useful include: