MEDIA

LEVEL: VOCATIONAL LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA
EXAMINING BOARD: OCR
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME
PASS RATE: 100% IN 2018

This course can help you take your first steps towards a career in the digital industry. You’ll learn essential skills such as research, planning and pitching a digital media product and producing digital video and audio.

This one year course is aimed at students who wish to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work related context. Taken as part of a balanced curriculum, vocational qualifications provide a tried and trusted progression route to further study, to an apprenticeship or into employment.

The teaching team create a series of relevant assignments, which can be written or activity based, offering variety to your learning. The format of the assignments are varied and could include activities such as creating a film clip, planning a presentation, or writing a report.

The assessments are completed thorough a combination of different types of internal coursework. There are opportunities to develop skills in English and Mathematics and these are indicated in the units where appropriate. These give learners the opportunity to practice essential skills in naturally occurring and meaningful contexts.

You can also take part in enrichment activities at the College within your study programme including study visits to London (BBC, Warner Bros. Studios) and Bristol (BBC, Watershed).

Throughout this course you will develop skills in video production (e.g. camera operating, lighting, sound), audio production and editing (e.g. Adobe Suite), research, analysis, planning, organisation, leadership and communication.

The units available to study include:

  • Planning and producing a media product
  • Visual effects for media products
  • Video and audio advertising
  • Introducing media products and audiences

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade D/3 or above plus a range of GCSEs at C/4/D/3 grades.