MBacc Gateway Resources

Creative, Culture and Sport

Your gateway to Creative, Culture and Sport

Use this information to explore qualification and career options within this gateway.

At 14

Build your Mbacc for jobs in Creative, Culture and Sport with these qualifications.

Essential qualifications

  • English
  • Maths
  • Sciences
  • Digital

Gateway relevant qualifications

  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • PE
  • Sports Science
  • Drama & Performing Arts
  • Travel & Tourism


These qualifications can also take you to these other gateways.

  • Digital and Technology
  • Health and Social Care

At 16

Get qualified and develop your skills with these options.

  • T Levels e.g. Creative & Design
  • Apprenticeships e.g. Broadcast Production
  • Other Technical Qualifications e.g. Sport, Fitness and Personal Training
  • A Levels e.g. Media Studies

18 onwards

You could step into a great job, like these options:

  • Fashion Design Assistant
  • Wardrobe Assistant
  • Sports Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Stagehand
  • Radio/TV Broadcast Assistant
  • Junior Animator
  • Broadcast & Media Technician
  • Graphic Designer

Or, get more qualified with one of these qualifications:

  • Higher Technical Qualifications, like a Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree, or Higher National Diploma
  • Professional Qualifications, like a Degree or Degree Apprenticeship

These further qualifications could help you progress into these jobs:

  • Sports Scientist
  • TV/Film Director
  • Journalist
  • Producer
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Personal Trainer

Potential employers

Progressing through this gateway means you could be working for:

  • WPP/Essence Media
  • Science and Industry Museum
  • Ambassador Theatre
  • The Hallé
  • City Football Group
  • Manchester United Football Club