Level 3 Content Creator Apprenticeship

As a content creator (previously known as a junior content producer) apprentice, you’ll be responsible for creating and managing content across various digital platforms.

You’ll learn how to plan, create and deliver compelling content that engages customers and promotes brand awareness. This includes writing copy, producing videos and graphics, and managing social media channels to help grow a business’s online presence.

Course details

DURATION

18 Months

PRICE

Free (no debt!)

LEVEL

3

QUALIFICATION

Apprenticeship + CIM

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

Those who want to start their career in content production and want a general understanding the marketing function.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOU’LL GET

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What will you learn on the Content Creator Apprenticeship?

Learn key skills in video production, graphic design and social media management

The Apprentice will work to client briefs, developing media and messaging that engages the audience, captures the strategy and encapsulates the brand. This is often part of a media, advertising and marketing campaign.

While the candidate may have a specialism, they’ll learn a range of content production skills with BCE. They’re expected to collaborate with other creatives, communicating ideas and adding value to the team.

BCE have created a unique content production apprenticeship offer built around the principles of the level 3 ‘Junior Content Producer’ apprenticeship standard.

Apprentices learn the techniques and strategies relevant to today’s fast paced industry. This means they’re able to get up to speed quickly and start adding value to real-world projects.

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What is a creative apprenticeship?

80% of your time will be spent at a work placement with a leading creative business

20% of your time will be spent in the classroom or attending “off-the-job” training

Skills Bootcamps

Industry Masterclasses

Online Learning

1:1 Tutorials

Guest Speakers

ONLINE LEARNING

What is covered on the Content Creator Apprenticeship?

There are four enrolment days into the online tutorials so your starting points will be different depending on the time of year you applied for.

Visit this factsheet from the institute of apprenticeships to learn more about this qualification.

This symbol tells you at what point the enrolment days are:

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  • How to create a budget
  • How to create a Treatment
  • How to create a script
  • How to create a storyboard
  • How to create a recce
  • How to create a risk assessment
  • Understanding commercial drivers
  • Skills workshop on the use of camera supports 
  • Skills workshop on camera functions and use.
  • How to practically use a camera to demonstrate the Exposure triangle (Include the use of ND filters)
  • How to use lighting to create balanced images or mood.  (Include white balance, using waveform monitors and practical lighting/ Reflectors and flags) 
  • The exposure triangle
  • Understanding and applying the principles of composition and framing 
  • How to use advanced camera equipment such as Gimbals, steadicam vests & drones 
  • Lens choice and the impact on the image (Practical filming tasks)
  • What is tone of voice within a production and how to use it correctly
  • Basic functions of photoshop.  Creating text, adding fonts, using brushes.  content aware delete, using all the tools in the toolbar
  • How to use blending options to bring life to text & How to create T shirt designs
  • How to capture video, pictures, graphics and sound 
  • Demonstrate how to resize, edit & crop static images 
  • How to create a photo mask to retouch and smooth skin
  • How to use keylight and masks
  • How to animate masks
  • How to animate using keyframes and expressions & Basic Rotoscoping
  • How to use the puppet tool to animate illustrations
  • How to track footage and apply movement to text
  •  Behave according to accepted etiquette in studios and on location / Communicate appropriately with colleagues, senior staff, external stakeholders and clients
  • How to use effects, transitions, tools, masks and keyframe editing
  • How to name and organise footage only using shortcuts
  • How to create an edit in 10 minutes (Mountain biking footage)
  • How to use the project manager to backup / archive projects
  • Create an Edit of your TV advert 
  • Create a workflow diagram of the postproduction process and a narrative of this process
  • How to understand Codecs, file types, frame size, aspect ratio, and transcoding in both directions (Compressed to uncompressed and vice versa and why)
  • How to Create amazing, videoed presentations for YouTube or other platforms 
  • Deliver the final video in a client friendly format
  • Discuss legislation / Evaluate your final Advert
  • How to use lighting to create balanced images or mood. 
  • Using the white balance, 
  • Using waveform monitors 
  • Practical lighting/ Reflectors and flags
  • Understanding Brands and the Creative Media Industry 
  •  Job Roles in the Creative Media industry
  • How to track footage and apply movement to text for credits 
  • Understanding the business sector of the media industry
  • How to create storyboards and colour them for a professional look
  • Understanding CPD
  • Planning your career including CPD as a tool
  • How to use the multicam editor and why Including syncing difficult clips and auto sync.
  • H&S in the workplace training
  • Applying H&S knowledge
  • Lens choice and the impact on the image 
  • Practical filming tasks using a variety of lens and light sources
  • Outline writing techniques used for different media products 
  • Create a treatment for a short film or music video
  • How to use keylight and masks, 
  • How to animate masks
  • Plan a short film or Music Video 
  • Demonstrate camera equipment and advanced techniques
  • How to use advanced camera equipment such as Gimbals, Steadicam vests & drones 
  • How gimbals, drones have changed media content 
  • Different editing styles for different genres and platforms
  • Produce an short film within a production crew
  • How to record sound professionally 
  • How to use wireless mics and lapels, cable management, Phantom Power, Level setting, Monitoring and Gain structure and sample rates for different types of projects
  • How to understand Codecs, file types, frame size, aspect ratio, and transcoding in both directions
  • Compressed to uncompressed and vice versa and why
  • How to name and organise footage only using shortcuts
  • Import, review, and label your short film or music video footage
  • How to use the project manager to backup / archive projects
  • How to export your final film, backup your project & upload your final film 
  • Present your final film or music video to an audience
  • Evaluate your presentation & final film or music video
  • How to create a photo mask to retouch and smooth skin.
  • Learn to create the idea for a synoptic project that includes print and audio and will be used across different platforms
  • How to do great presentations (include creating notes, cue cards, leave behinds.
  • Carry out research into how behavioural triggers influence the content that you create 
  • Create a plan for your project
  • How to create an edit in 10 minutes (Mountain biking footage) 
  • How to roundtrip from Premiere to Audition and add effects such as compression and reverb &
  • How to use CSS look up tables / Brackets software 
  • Create text that can be used in web format and re-formatted into an audio script
  • Publish your text in a web format
  • How to build a soundscape using multiple audio files.  
  • Record & Edit your audio script 
  • Explain copyright and ethics surrounding the use of content in our industry 
  • How to use noise reduction to clean up audio
  • Label your audio work and deadline for web and graphic design final product 
  • Evaluation of product used across platforms
EPA READINESS

What do I need to do once I finish the online learning

After the 12 month tutorial sessions you’ll be required to submit material to pass your EPA, pass your two exams (Coding Principles & Marketing Principles) and submit your CIM Level 3 Assignment.
  • Those who want to start their career in marketing
  • and want a general understanding of the full spectrum of marketing.
  • Those who want to start their career in marketing
  • and want a general understanding of the full spectrum of marketing.
  • Those who want to start their career in marketing
  • and want a general understanding of the full spectrum of marketing.
  • Those who want to start their career in marketing
  • and want a general understanding of the full spectrum of marketing.

See how Josh got on with his apprenticeship at Strillobyte

Josh studied a Content Creator Apprenticeship with Stillobyte. This apprenticeship has given Josh the ability to develop many new content skills and apply them to real world briefs. 

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YOUR TUTOR

Teaching digital marketing to apprentices is incredibly rewarding. I love to pass on my knowledge, see apprentices grow, and ensure the industry's success.

Matthew Hughes

Digital Marketing Tutor

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YOUR WORK COACH

As a work coach for apprentices, I take great pride in my job knowing that I am helping to shape the future of the industry and the professionals in it.

Jamie Marriott

Work Coach

Am I Eligible?

Age

16+

years of age to be able to apply to an apprenticeship

English & Maths

C/4

Grade or above (or functional skills level 2) in English & Maths to qualify,

I don’t have 5 GCSE’s but I still want to apply

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