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September 2 Years Level 3 Full-Time Hartlepool Sixth Form T Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Embark on a transformative journey into the captivating world of media, broadcast, and production with our dynamic T Level Technical Qualification. Designed for the spirited and innovative minds fresh from GCSEs, this course is your gateway to mastering the intricate blend of art and technology that shapes our media landscape. Over two exhilarating years, immerse yourself in a curriculum crafted by industry connoisseurs, ensuring you gain the core knowledge and specialized skills to thrive in the media sector.

This programme is not just about learning; it's about doing. Dive deep into practical learning and secure a minimum of 315 hours in a real-world industry placement, offering you invaluable exposure and firsthand experience in the workplace. Whether you're captivated by creative media, enchanted by events and venues, or fascinated by content creation and production, this course molds your passion into proficiency.

Our T Level is developed in collaboration with employers, ensuring the content not only meets the industry's rigorous standards but also equips you with the knowledge and experience needed to progress to highly skilled employment, an apprenticeship, or higher-level study, including university. From the creative economy and audience engagement to legislation and professional ethics, explore topics that matter and skills that resonate with industry needs.

If your heart beats for media, and your mind is set on a career in broadcast and production, this T Level offers the perfect blend of academic challenge and practical experience. Prepare to be inspired, to innovate, and to lead in the digital age with our cutting-edge curriculum, designed to unlock your potential and propel you into the media career of your dreams.

You will need 5 GCSE's at grade 4-9 including Maths and English

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire It would be beneficial to purchase an SD card and an external hard drive as part of the course. There may also be opportunities for external trips and visits at times, which may incur some small additional costs.

Embark on an exciting learning journey with our T Level in Media Broadcast and Production! This program combines engaging classroom instruction with practical, hands-on experiences, ensuring you grasp the core and specialist knowledge needed for the media industry. Your skills will be honed through a mix of projects, teamwork, and a significant industry placement, giving you a taste of real-world challenges. Assessment is through exams, projects, and an employer-set project, designed to evaluate your understanding and readiness for the dynamic media sector. Prepare to unleash your creativity and turn your media dreams into reality!

GCSE Maths and English are like the secret ingredients in your media creation kit! They're super important for this programme because they sharpen your skills in ways you might not expect. Think about it: Maths powers your ability to manage budgets, understand data, and solve technical problems — all crucial in media production. English boosts your storytelling, communication, and critical thinking, helping you craft compelling content and express your creative ideas clearly. Together, they form a solid foundation, ensuring you can navigate the exciting world of media with confidence and creativity. So, these subjects aren't just school subjects; they're your tools for success in the media universe!

Get ready to step into the real world of media with our thrilling placement opportunities! Imagine yourself behind the scenes of a bustling TV studio, or getting hands-on experience in a dynamic digital production company. You could be crafting compelling content for social media, mixing sound for radio broadcasts, or even helping to set up the lighting for a major live event. These placements are your golden ticket to discovering your niche in the media landscape, networking with professionals, and gaining invaluable insights. It's not just a placement; it's the first scene in the exciting story of your media career. Jump in and let your creativity flow!

We've teamed up with leading media companies, production houses, and broadcast studios to give you a real taste of professional life. You'll get to meet and learn from seasoned pros, join workshops led by experts, and even visit state-of-the-art studios to see media magic in action. These industry links are your gateway to understanding the latest trends, technologies, and techniques that shape the world of media. Dive into this course, and you're not just learning – you're connecting with the heart of the media world, setting the stage for a thrilling career!

Get ready to dive into the world of media with our dynamic T Level in Media Broadcast and Production! Designed for creative minds like yours, this two-year journey requires a commitment of around 1200 hours of learning. But don't worry, it's not all classroom time! You'll spend 80% of your time mastering new skills with hands-on projects and engaging lessons at college. The remaining 20%? That's where the real adventure begins — a minimum of 315 hours on an industry placement, giving you a taste of real media production life. Manage your time, unleash your creativity, and prepare for an exciting future in media!

Lesson will be Monday – Friday between 9.00 – 16.00

Dive into the vibrant world of media with our T Level in Media Broadcast and Production, designed to fuel your passion and carve your path in the industry. This course is your gateway to mastering the art and technology behind the scenes, blending classroom theory with hands-on practice and a real-world industry placement. Tailored for creative minds eager to explore beyond GCSEs, it prepares you for exciting careers or further study. Learn from industry experts, gain invaluable experience, and connect your creativity with cutting-edge skills. Start your journey to becoming a media professional and turn your passion into a thriving career

Each module is your stepping stone into the media world – packed with creativity, innovation, and excitement. Dive in, and start shaping the future of media!

The Creative Economy: Discover the vibrant world of media and how it contributes to our culture and economy. Get ready to explore different career paths and understand the impact of your creativity.

Media Production Techniques: Dive into the nuts and bolts of creating compelling content. From scripting to shooting, learn the techniques that bring stories to life.

Digital Landscapes: Navigate the ever-changing digital world. Understand social media, streaming platforms, and digital marketing to make your mark online.

Broadcasting Basics: Get behind the scenes of TV and radio. Learn about production, editing, and broadcasting – the essentials for any media mogul in the making.

Event and Venue Magic: Explore the exhilarating world of live events. From planning to production, learn what it takes to create memorable experiences for audiences.

Storytelling and Content Creation: Unleash your imagination. Learn how to craft engaging stories and develop content that resonates with audiences across different platforms.

Industry Software and Tech: Become a tech whiz. Get hands-on with the latest media software and technology that will transform your creative ideas into reality.

Professional Skills and Ethics: Build your professional toolkit. Learn about teamwork, communication, and the ethical considerations of working in the media industry.


What’s next?

After conquering the T Level in Media Broadcast and Production, a universe of opportunities unfolds before you! Dive deeper into your passion with higher education options like a degree in media studies, digital production, or film and television. Or, if you’re eager to hit the ground running, step directly into the media world with roles in broadcasting, content creation, or media technology. Apprenticeships offer another fantastic pathway, blending learning with on-the-job experience in cutting-edge media positions. Whichever path you choose, you’re set for a thrilling adventure in the dynamic, creative media industry. Your future in media starts here – dream big and create without limits!

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