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T Level in Media, Broadcast and Production - Level 3

T Level in Media, Broadcast and Production - Level 3

Overview

Available from September 2025.

If you're looking for your way into broadcast, TV, film or production, then this T Level may be exactly what you need to get into show business.

With 480 TV channels, approximately 16,000 film and video production companies and around 600 radio stations in the UK, there's plenty of jobs within this sector. This T Level is highly collaborative and will involve working with peers, employers and the public which will set you on track for a successful career in media, broadcast or production. 

This course can lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Studio sound engineer
  • Audio visual technician
  • TV or film production assistant
  • Video editor
  • TV or film camera operator
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Radio broadcast assistant.

When you start the course, we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time at college. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, creating a career plan, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.


What are T Levels?

If you’re academically minded but have a skilled career route in mind, a T Level will give you a head start into your chosen industry.

T Levels are two-year qualifications that have been designed in partnership with businesses and industry-leading employers so you can develop the skills and knowledge required to kick-start your career straight from college.

  • 80/20 Learning - 80% college-based, 20% on a relevant work placement
  • Employer endorsed - designed with employers to provide the skills that industry needs
  • 1 T Level = 3 A Levels - T Levels are nationally-recognised qualifications, equivalent to 3 A Levels.

As an alternative next-step after GCSEs, a T Level also includes a mandatory 45-day (315 hours) work placement with a reputable employer within your chosen industry.

The qualification splits into core content and specialist content:

  • Core content - develop your general understanding of the industry
  • Specialist content - covers different topics depending on the pathway you choose.

You can find out more about T Levels by watching the video below or visiting our T Level information page which includes details about the other courses available and FAQs. 

 

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Start dates and fees

Available from September 2025.


What will I study?

Across the two years, you will cover both core and specialist units. The core units will develop your general understanding of the industry. The specialist units will cover more in-depth topics suitable to your chosen specialism (pathway) and career.

On this T Level, you can choose between three pathways:

  • Creative media technician
  • Events venue technician
  • Content creation and production.
  • You will learn about the creative economy, legislation relating to the media industry, skills required to be successful in the industry, understanding audience needs and understanding the production process from generating initial ideas through to producing a finished product.
  • You will develop research and project management skills.
  • The course will provide opportunities to become technically proficient with a range of media equipment. You will learn how to set up and de-rig, how to capture video, pictures, graphics and sound in various formats.
  • You will edit work using a range of software to create work for different purposes e.g. adverts, documentaries, drama and social media.

Industry placement:

Across the two years, you will need to complete an exciting 45-day (315 hours) industry placement with a reputable employer. Throughout the summer and your first term, a dedicated work placement advisor is available to support you with building links with suitable employers so you can secure your placement.

This is a great opportunity that will not only give you experience in an external business, but enhance your technical skills and create relationships that could result in an apprenticeship or employment.


Entry requirements

This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.

Either:

  • A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English language and maths, plus three other GCSE's at grade 4 or above
  • Or the successful completion of a T Level Transition Programme.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.


How long is the course?

Two years.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through examinations, and practical assessments in class and a project set by employers.

Upon completion you will be awarded an overall grade (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*). A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification and your certificate will reflect this and will display your overall grade.

The certificate will also explain your grade from A* to E for the core component and any occupational specialisms you will receive a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

It will also record whether you’ve achieved the minimum requirements for your maths and English qualifications, completed an industry placement and met any other additional mandatory requirements.


What can I progress onto?

  • Skilled employment
  • Higher level apprenticeships 
  • Higher education (university).

Career opportunities

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

Next steps

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