At Screen Education Edinburgh we pride ourselves on the standards of our teaching curriculum, which is delivered by professional filmmaking tutors fully developed in our methodology and pedagogues.

Our diverse learning and teaching models have been developed and honed over several years and are embedded within Curriculum for Excellence and GIRFEC. Qualifications are at the core of everything we do ensuring young people gain more than a participatory experience on our key programmes, but also rewarded for their learning journey through acceditation, whilst strengthening their future aspirations with recognised qualifications that aid their progression to further & higher education, and into the workplace.

Key to our approach is being fully adaptable to support different learners. Young people with low literacy levels or educational attainment are able to gain accreditation through Arts Award Explore without increased academic work, whilst more advanced learners are able to gain the BFI/Skillset NCFE Qualification; Level 2 Preparing to Work in the Film Industry or a GCSE/A Level in Moving Image Arts.






Arts Award

Screen Education Edinburgh became Scotland’s first Arts Award Centre for film in 2014, with delivery of the qualifications embedded across our CashBack for Creativity and Princes Trust Get Started programmes.

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, film to poetry.

Offered at five different levels, young people get to:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in film
  • develop their creativity and leadership skills
  • learn new skills and share them with others
  • get to work with or experience working with filmmaking professionals
  • gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment

The different levels are:

  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

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BFI/Skillset NCFE Level 2 Preparing to Work in the Film Industry

Delivered on our BFI Film Academy programmes

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. The qualification develops young people’s interest, passion and skills to help them in their potential careers across the film industry. This qualification has been driven by the needs of industry and education partners and the content has been developed by the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Academy team and Creative Skillset, in partnership with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, CfBT Education Trust and Tyneside Cinema.

Working closely with these partners, Screen Education Edinburgh have been piloting the qualification in Scotland.







Moving Image Arts GCSE/A Level

Delivered on our Moving Image Arts programmes.

Moving Image Arts is an Applied Subject which examines the history, tecchniques and creative impact of film and equips students to make their own films, informed by that knowledge and those skills. The qualification consistently voted the best formal film qualification for young people in the EU, it is developed and accredited by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Working closely with CCEA, Screen Education Edinburgh are currently the only organisation in Scotland delivering this qualification.

For enquires about qualifications please contact Graham Fitzpatrick here

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