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Know about employment status in the creative media sector

Unit 1:   Awareness of Employment in the Creative Media Sector

Unit code: L/600/9037 QCF 

level: 3

Credit value: 6

Guided learning hours: 40

Unit aim

The aim of this unit is to help learners recognise a range of prospective employers and their profiles and products. The unit also helps learners choose an employer in terms of own personal interests, knowledge, skills and job opportunities.

 Unit introduction

Developing on awareness of the range of employment opportunities in the creative media sector is essential for learners starting their career as a creative. In doing so, learners can identify employers appropriate to their skills, the employment status appropriate to their need the produce a CV and pitch to secure a position in an appropriate environment. This unit gives learners a practical pathway to help them to identify and analyse opportunities and create tools.

Learners will have the opportunity to identify employment sources and the main types of employment status within the creative media sector. Learners will gain the knowledge to help them choose between the main types of employment status.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

On completion of this unit a learner should:

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

1    Know about employment status in the creative media sector

1.1    Describe the main types of employment status within the creative media sector

1.2    Describe the key legal and taxation differences between main types of employment status

1.3    Explain the main implications of each employment status, in relation to job security, flexibility and working patterns

2    Understand the creative media employment market place

2.1    Describe a range of prospective employers and the profiles and products of these employers

2.2    Explain how to choose an employer in terms of own personal interests, knowledge, skills and job requirements

3    Be able to promote self

3.1    Create and present a professional standard CV, with examples of own work, appropriate to a specific job application

3.2    Discuss strengths and weaknesses in relation to own work and a specific job application

3.3    Describe and pitch a creative idea to an employer or commissioner


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