Digital Content Creation NQ Level 5

What is special about this course?

NPA Content Creation is designed to help you create professional content for online and social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitch and Podcasts. The course will cover the planning and production of digital images, video, audio and animation.

Entry requirements

An interest in creating content for social media and websites.

This course introduces learners to techniques that are important in the digital media sector, such as audio, still images, animation and moving images.

The subjects will cover:

  • Digital Media Images
  • Digital Media Audio (Podcasts)
  • Moving Images (Video)
  • Introduction to Computer Animation
  • Animation Fundamentals
  • Digital Media Elements for Applications (Icons)


Adobe Licenses will be provided to students working at home for the period of their studies.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Online

Online in the evenings, 2 nights per-week, plus additional study and assessment time.

Classes will be recorded to allow flexibility i.e. for students with families.

How long will my course last?

17 Weeks

How will I be assessed?

    Due to the nature of the course content, most of the assessments are project based and involve planning, preparation, production and evaluation to learn from what worked/didn’t work and be able to implement that in future projects. There will be some written work involved in the planning stages and some closed book or extended responses required for some outcomes.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

25th January 2022


For this academic year (2021-22), funding is available to cover the full course fee. 

Additional costs


*For this academic year (2021-22), funding is available to cover the full course fee.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the NPA, at the discretion of the centre, learners may also progress directly onto the following HN programmes: HNC Digital Design with Web Development.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to study in 2022

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