Education & Training

All of our courses are delivered in a relaxed, inclusive and encouraging atmosphere. Our courses are a bespoke alternative to mainstream education for students 16-25 who are unable to access similar opportunities elsewhere, are at risk of social exclusion, and are not in education, training or employment.

At MAC you will gain recognised qualifications (BTEC Level 1) while also developing social and employability skills through a sensitive support program that focuses on individual learners and their needs.

On completing any of our courses, MAC offers a pathway to further education in partnership with Cardiff and Vale College.

Creative Media Production

Qualification: BTEC Level 1 Creative Media Production

Entry Qualifications: None required

Age: 16-25 yrs

Duration: October – June annually

When: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Modules: Photography, Film, Animation, Design, Audio Production, Multimedia Production, Job Opportunities, Website Production

“I didn’t feel like I could be myself anywhere else in education, but here I could really show my full potential and tutors really helped with that”

youing people, 2020

Introduction to Filmmaking

Qualification: BTEC Level 1 Introduction to Filmmaking

Entry Qualifications: None required

Age: 16-25 yrs

Duration: April – July annually

When: Monday & Friday

Modules: Introduction to Industry, Video Production, Video Editing, Job Opportunities

“I found MAC through the Prince’s Trust and joined their 12-week filmmaking course. I was looking to gain some structure in my daily life, to pick up media skills, and to explore a new creative outlet. What I actually got was all these things and more. The tutoring staff were amazing and made every effort to accommodate any needs, preferences, or just quirks! They treated me like an adult, with respect, and enabled me to feel in control of my learning and goals. It was great to be in a small setting whereas large college environments can seem inaccessible. There was a clear ethos of ‘come as you are’ and I felt able to turn up no matter what was going on at home. Thanks for having me :-)”

Young person, 2021

Check out this video a young person produced with us:

“Being allowed to explore and create has given me real confidence over my time at MAC. I feel like I’ve really found a clear sense of what I want to do with my life thanks to the tutors here”

young person, 2020