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New Access to Higher Education Diploma (Creative Industries) Launched

As from 1 August 2021, training providers, colleges and centres will be able to apply to offer a new AIM Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Creative Industries).

“As a leading Awarding Organisation and a member of the Creative Industries Federation, AIM has a vast amount of experience in the creative sector, so it made sense to develop an Access to HE Diploma in this key area” said Gareth Metcalf, Director of Product Integrity. 
AIM already offers a wide range of creative qualifications including: Games, Animation and VFX; Music Business; Live Events Promotion (and many others), along with vocational qualifications (AIMVOCs) in Creative and Design Industries, so this new Access to HE Diploma complements AIM’s existing creative portfolio.

Specialist pathways

The qualification provides a clear pathway into further education in creative sectors andGirl working on Access to HE Diploma, creative industries covers a range of specialisms including:

•    animation
•    creative advertising 
•    digital marketing
•    esports
•    fashion
•    film
•    games design
•    graphic design
•    illustration
•    media production
•    photography
The qualification has been carefully crafted by subject specialists to ensure that adult learners develop the skills needed to become confident creative professionals and the knowledge needed to progress to Higher Education.

What makes AIM different

Centres delivering this AIM qualification will benefit from:

•    flexible rules of combination - allowing students to select units from various subject groups
•    flexibility in assessment
•    flexible moderation model 
•    the use of AIM’s Gradetraka facility to track their learners' progression and grade profiles throughout the academic year
•    fully compliant with QAA licencing criteria 

The creative sector

The creative industries make a huge contribution to the UK’s wealth and skills, not just in economic terms but also in providing a rich, vibrant culture. AIM is keen to support the industry by providing recognised qualifications for the creatives of the future. It also offers a range of end-point assessments for over 20 creative apprenticeship standards.

Find out more

Centres delivering this qualification must be approved by AIM. Full details of the process can be found on our website.
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