Preston College

Media - BTEC First Diploma

Preston College
In Preston

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Typology BTEC
Location Preston
  • BTEC
  • Preston
Description

The course is a practical introduction to media and related subjects. It consists of both practical and theoretical work, and is designed to investigate how the main media industries operate. You will develop the writing, communication, production and technical skills needed to work in main-stream media.

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Location

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Preston (Lancashire)
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Moor Park Avenue,, PR1 6AS

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· Requirements

Students must be aged 19 or over and complete an audition and interview to assess their individual level of learning.

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Course programme



Media - BTEC First Diploma

Course ID:
PC68220

Academy:
Creative Arts

Introduction:
A BTEC First Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course is equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A-C and is an Intermediate (full Level 2) qualification. It is designed to equip you with the practical and theoretical skills needed to pursue a career in the media industry.

Study Mode & Location:
This one year course will be held at Preston College, Park Campus, Moor Park Avenue, Preston, PR1 6AS. All classes will take place in specialist art facilities at our multi-million pound Park Campus, which is a Centre of Excellence for creative arts.

Course Content:
The course is a practical introduction to media and related subjects. It consists of both practical and theoretical work, and is designed to investigate how the main media industries operate. You will develop the writing, communication, production and technical skills needed to work in main-stream media.

Assessment:
You will be assessed via practical coursework and a portfolio of work.

Careers & Progression Opportunities:
Successful completion of this course allows progression to the BTEC National Certificate in Media.

How To Apply
You will need to complete a Further Education Application Form. These will be available from mid-May.
Many courses have limited places so please return your application form as soon as possible. Following acceptance of your application, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.

Part-Time+ Course Benefits
Part-Time+ courses are ideal if you are looking to return to education, change career or progress to higher level studies. Courses last between 11 and 18 hours per week, for a full year and fit in with school hours and holidays. They offer:

  • support with accessing a variety of funds including an Adult Learning Grant of up to £30 per week.
  • a bursary meaning there are reduced tuition fees.
  • childcare support.
  • transport to and from College.
  • an individual development plan to guide you to your next step.
  • personal tutor support throughout your course.


Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

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