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Introduction to Creative IT and Media (SEND) (Entry 3) — Full-time

Course outline

This course will be held at the Arthur Mee Centre in Stapleford for the first term and will then move to the brand new SLDD centre at our Basford campus in January 2025.

If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like to explore and enhance your creative IT/media skills and knowledge in a supportive environment then this course could be perfect for you.

You’ll learn the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for higher level learning or employment in a creative IT/media related career. These include:

  • Developing creative media skills
  • Editing
  • Using the internet
  • Developing multimedia products
  • Graphic design
  • Digital photography

In addition, you will study English and maths. Plus, develop confidence to enhance personal, social, and employability skills.

You can view the fantastic works of our Media, Photography & Performance students on our showcase website run by our media faculty team.

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How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C027554 / Q027555


AIM Awards Entry 3 Certificate in Skills for Working in Digital Technology Industries


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You will have achieved minimum Entry 2 and be working towards Entry 3/Level 1 for both Maths & English. We will invite you to sit an Initial Assessment and will be looking for a result to reflect this.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have the aptitude and desire to pursue a career or further learning in the creative IT/Media arena.

If your Initial Assessment results are lower than this, you may be suited to a different course, but don't worry as after your Initial Assessment, we'll always clearly explain all your options.

Teaching & assessment

You will carry out work to achieve competence in each component of the course. You will be supported to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and achievements in each area of the programme.


Choose to follow with a Level 1 course in creative media production at Nottingham College, employment in the creative media production sector (ie voluntary, supported or paid employment) or moving on to a related vocational (career-related) programme.

Additional information

You can read about how we support our learners here.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.