Apprenticeships in Creative & Digital Media

The Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media is on-the-job training which has been developed by employers in Wales.

Apprentices learn the creative and technical skills they need to build a media career through a mix of on-the-job learning at a company and off-the-job learning at college. This is valuable to employers as it gives apprentices an understanding of team work, health and safety, communications and creative thinking, as well as a better understanding of the job and the industry they work in.

What are the entry requirements?

Whilst there are no qualification requirements, applicants must be 16 years or above, ideally have 5 GCSEs grades A-C, have an interest in and appreciation of the industries and a range of soft skills and attributes such as team work, communication and IT skills.

As a college or training provider, it will be your responsibility to provide the off-the-job learning. You will need to work with each apprentice and creative and digital media employer to tailor the training to the needs of both.

Click here to download the framework for the Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media (Wales) (PDF).


The Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media in Wales is offered at both level 3 and 4.

At level 3, the pathway is Creative and Digital Media. At level 4, the pathway is Interactive Media.

Relevant job roles

Job roles covered by this apprenticeship at level 3 include:

  • Production Runner/Assistant
  • Post Production Runner
  • Broadcast Assistant
  • Archive Assistant
  • Animation Assistant
  • Assistant to the Camera Crew
  • Junior Researcher
  • Web Co-ordinator
  • Trainee/Assistant Photographer
  • Digital Assistant; Digital Design Assistant; Digital Media Assistant; Creative and Digital Content Assistant Production Secretary
  • Radio Broadcast Assistant
  • Production Trainee
  • Edit Assistant Camera Trainee Trainee Model Maker
  • Make-up and Hair Trainee
  • Construction Department Worker
  • Costume Assistant

Job roles covered by this apprenticeship at level 4 include:

  • Online Community Manager
  • User Experience Co-ordinator
  • Junior Interactive Product Designer
  • Junior Interactive Product Developer

If you would like technical advice on how to run one of the Creative Skillset Apprenticeships in Wales, such as information on qualifications, units or delivery, please get in touch with Creative Skillset Cymru at apprenticeshipwales@creativeskillset.org or call 029 2045 2828.

Further information on Apprenticeships can also be found at the Welsh Government Apprenticeship website.


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