Media BTEC First Diploma - Newbury College Full Time courses for under 19's are free of charge
Code : Start : End : Times : Day : Duration : Cost (Year 1)*
AM1102 101001 : 06/01/2010 : 09/07/2010 : to : : 22 Weeks : 820.00 Course Overview
This is a one-year, practically-based Level 2 course that gives students a grasp of a range of media techniques and skills. It will involve studying the background to the media, developing your skills and then using those skills in producing media products. Qualification gained:
BTEC First Diploma in Media Course Content:
There are six units in the First Diploma, four of which are practical and two more theoretical. For theory, students have to look at understanding how the media works as well as how to use research in media production. The four practical units are Skills Development, Video Production, Audio Production and Photography Production. Work Experience:
There is no formal work experience arranged on this course but students are encouraged to look for work opportunities on their own, which the College will support. Course Assessment:
This is a practical course with assessment throughout the year. You will produce a portfolio of work which is assessed against the grading criteria for the six units. Each of the criteria will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction level. At the end of the course all of the unit grades count towards overal achievement for the qualification. Progression:
Students successfully completing the First Diploma can apply for the Level 3 National Certificate course in Media, or other level 3 courses in Art, Performing Arts or other subjects. Homework:
There will be a limited amount of work that needs to be done outside of class, perhaps 2-3 hours per week on occasions. Additional Costs:
There are no additional costs involved in the course, apart from normal pens and paper. Students may be advised to buy a textbook or go on trips or visits but these are not mandatory. Course Fees
- Fees quoted with the course information are for the current academic year. Fees for the next academic year starting in September are subject to change and will be confirmed annually.
- Part Time Course Fee Relate to Year 1 course fees only. Two year course fees will have an additional course fee for the second year; these fees are subject to confirmation annually.
Popular courses fill quickly and early enrolment is recommended.
Please note that course information may be subject to change and you are advised to check the current details with Newbury College before you enrol.Entry Requirement
You will normally need to have at least one of the following: A BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma in a related subject, standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades D and above including English. Other related level 1 or 2 qualifications. Students do not require any specific experience but an interest in and some knowledge of media techniques would be an advantage