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The new diplomas The Advanced Creative and Media Diploma 2005 14-19 Education and Skills White Paper The new diplomas have been developed in collaboration with employers and HE The intention is to provide access to skilled employment and HE meet the skills needs of the economy

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the new diplomas

The new diplomas

The Advanced Creative and Media Diploma

2005 14 19 education and skills white paper
2005 14-19 Education and Skills White Paper

The new diplomas have been developed in collaboration with employers and HE

The intention is to

  • provide access to skilled employment and HE
  • meet the skills needs of the economy
diploma development partnerships
Diploma Development Partnerships

DDPs - employers, FE, HE and schools led by Sector Skills Councils

Awarding bodies are developing diplomas in partnership with DDPs

Diplomas will be accredited by the QCA

other education reforms
Other education reforms

A levels will be made more challenging through

  • open-ended questions
  • an A* grade.

The Extended Project (part of the Advanced Diploma) will be an option alongside A level courses.

timetabling
Timetabling

Schools and colleges are forming partnerships to ensure that the needs of all students can be met

A diploma student is likely to attend more than one institution as part of their weekly timetable.

diploma content
Diploma content

The diplomas will combine academic and practical learning in a similar way to BTEC

They will also include

  • functional skills
  • personal, learning and thinking skills
  • a wide variety of options.
diplomas will be developed in 17 lines of learning
Diplomas will be developed in 17 ‘lines of learning’.

For teaching from September 2008

• Construction and the Built Environment

• Creative and Media

• Engineering

• Information Technology

• Society, Health and Development

other subjects
2009

Business, Administration and Finance

Environmental and Land-based Studies

Hair and Beauty Studies

Hospitality

Manufacturing and Product Design

2010

Public Services

Retail

Sport and Leisure

Travel and Tourism

2011

Science

Languages

Humanities

Other subjects
different diplomas
Foundation

Higher

Advanced

Progression

worth 5 grades D-G GCSE

worth 7 grades A*-C GCSE

worth 3.5 A-levels

maximum 420 UCAS points

worth 2 A-levels

aimed at those who cannot complete a whole Advanced Diploma

Different diplomas
components
Principal learning

Generic learning

Additional and/or specialist learning

related to sector title

functional skills - English, maths and ICT

employability skills

extended project

10 days' work experience

allows student to specialise

Components
assessment
Assessment
  • each of the components are qualifications in their own right
  • overall grade calculated from principal learning and project
  • must fulfil the requirements of other parts of the course
the advanced creative and media diploma
The Advanced Creative and Media Diploma

Four core themes

  • 1 creativity in context
  • 2 thinking and working creatively
  • 3 principles, processes and practice
  • 4 creative businesses and enterprise
principal learning
Principal learning

Six units

  • Capture
  • Show
  • Interaction
  • Commission
  • Evaluation
  • Investigation
personal learning and thinking skills
Personal, learning and thinking skills
  • independent enquiry
  • creative thinking
  • reflective learning
  • team working
  • self-management
  • effective participation
additional and specialist learning
Additional and specialist learning

Accredited qualifications at the same level as, or one above, the Diploma.

Additional - qualifications from other sectors

Specialist - qualifications from the same sector

It may include

  • qualifications available to those not taking the Diploma
  • qualifications specifically developed to be part of the Diploma.
the future of the diplomas
The future of the diplomas

2013 government review of all 14-19 qualifications including A levels.

General concern that diplomas are seen as ‘second-best’ vocational qualifications for the less academically able.

Schools have concerns over

  • complexity of the diplomas
  • timetabling students on different sites
  • availability of work placements.