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 Advanced Creative and Media Diploma
The new diplomas have been developed in collaboration with employers and HE
The intention is to
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
A levels will be made more challenging through
The Extended Project (part of the Advanced Diploma) will be an option alongside A level courses.
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.
The diplomas will combine academic and practical learning in a similar way to BTEC
They will also include
For teaching from September 2008
• Construction and the Built Environment
• Creative and Media
• Information Technology
• Society, Health and Development
Four core themes
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
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