Course Content Award:
National Certificate - OCR What's it all about?:
If a career in the media beckons and you just can't resist, then our course will recognise existing skills and add to them. Whether you want to aim for video, audio or the printing industries, you will get a comprehensive overview of all of the day-to-day media practices, environments and operations you are likely to meet. While you learn the theory, you'll also be tutored in developing your practical skills in TV/video, radio, photography, print and computer graphics. Progression:
Success at level 2 will enable you to progress to the Extended National Diploma in Media or other level 3 qualifications. Alternatively you can find employment in junior media positions. Entry Requirements:
In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need one of the following:
â€¢ four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths)
â€¢ a BTEC foundation diploma
â€¢ an NVQ Level 1/technical certificate
â€¢ successful completion of the Gateway/Newstart course
â€¢ successful completion of the E2E/Prince's Trust course
â€¢ equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. Duration:
One year Course Overview
What does the course involve?:
This course gives an introduction to the professional world of the video, audio and print industries.
You will study the following six units:
â€¢ introduction to media - explore and analyse a range of media products
â€¢ media pre-production - create product ideas, research and plan to produce them
â€¢ introduction to production - producing the planned projects
â€¢ marketing and presenting media products - learn how to promote products to the right audience
â€¢ exploring radio - research and produce radio programmes
â€¢ exploring photography and digital imaging. When can I study?:
Various days and times Are there any exams?:
All units are internally assessed and externally moderated. Key skills will also be assessed.
9 September 2010
27 June 2011
Â£1800 If you are receiving certain benefits, you may only have to pay a material fee.
Instalments are available for course fees. A deposit of Â£450.00 per year is payable before enrolment followed by three monthly payments of Â£450.00 per year
Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" courses if additional courses are taken.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees are not applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees).
Please note that fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2009/10 (August 2009 - July 2010). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2010/11. Case Studies
I really enjoyed my course. All the different elements have helped me gain a variety of different skills in the subject.