This level 2 course is ideal for people wishing to pursue a career in the creative media industry, such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television and are considering progression onto a level 3 creative media qualification. The course is equivalent to three GCSEs at grade 4/C.
If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.
What You'll Learn
The course involves studying the following areas: video, sound, photography, journalism, web design, and digital image making as well as developing a broad understanding of the media industry. There will be an opportunity for you, in the final term, to negotiate your own project for exhibition and display.
Units are as follows (these are subject to change):
Digital media sectors; audience planning and pitching a media product; digital moving image; digital audio production; digital publishing; production media industry in context; digital photography; digital audio; editing; writing for a media product; graphic design; and lighting for moving image.
Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. English and an art/design related GCSEs at grade 3 (D). Maths at grade 3 (D) or above is desirable. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.
How you will be assessed
All units are assessed through practical assignments and examinations.
You will receive formative assessments and feedback that will inform you of the grade you are working towards. We will set targets that inform you how to improve.
Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00
Tuition Fees (19+): £2225.00
Additional costs may be incurred for memory sticks and deposits for video cameras as well as stationery: this should be approximately £50.00 for the course.
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
Students may progress onto our level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production, Photography, or Graphic Design. After successful completion of the course it may be possible to progress to another level 3 course and then on to university or straight into the creative media industry in a junior role or apprenticeship.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.