Digital Creator is a set of engaging qualifications that teach digital media skills through creative projects. They are designed for all types and ages of learners – in schools from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 and in all areas of adult learning. It is delivered through engaging units which use digital media such as, digital audio and podcasts, video, animation, DVD’s and interactive presentations and websites.
Each qualification comes complete with all of the learning and teaching resources required.
For schools the qualification is structured to be cross-curricular and to contribute towards literacy and numeracy across learning.
For adult learners the qualifications offer an interesting and valuable introduction to modern technology for sharing with family and friends – without any formal tests.
DIGITAL CREATOR LEVEL 1
Digital Creator Level 1 is the perfect introduction to digital media skills. It covers 6 engaging units where learners create practical digital media projects – such as podcasts, digital videos and photo editing. It comes complete with simple and easy-to-follow online learning materials in both workbook and video formats.
Each learner gets access to a unique online e-portfolio to support lessons, and projects can either be saved online or on a centre’s existing network or LMS.
It is easy to deliver and can be taught using completely free software.
The units covered are:
Digital Audio (making podcasts)
Digital Images (taking and editing photos)
Digital Video (capturing and editing films)
Animations Sharing via the Internet
Sharing via Multimedia (making DVD’s)
DIGITAL CREATOR LEVEL 2
The qualification provided through Digital Creator is the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) (QCF). The available units for Digital Creator Level 2 are:
Unit A: Digital Audio Create, edit, enhance and share podcasting and music projects using different techniques and software.
Unit B: Digital Images Take good photographs and use a variety of editing and enhancing techniques.
Unit C: Moving Image Language
How to think, act and speak like a film director by understanding the different techniques used in film-making.
Unit D: Digital Video How to plan and storyboard films and capture video before editing, using different techniques such as trimming and clipping – as well as adding audio, titles and transitions.
Unit E: Animations Shows how to make characters and create fun stop-frame animations in the style of Wallace and Gromit.
Unit F: Sharing via Optical Media Demonstrates how to create DVD’s (including a menu and interface), as a way of sharing digital media projects.
Unit G: Sharing via the Internet How to share projects on the internet and understand different file sizes and their impact on quality.
Unit H: Sharing through Multimedia Presentations How to integrate digital media projects into presentations to make them more engaging and interactive.