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Media: Content Creation and Production T Level is a Level 3 course designed for students aged 16-18 who are looking towards a career in the Media Broadcast and Production Industries.

Career options might include:

  • TV or film sound technician
  • Stagehand
  • TV or film production assistant
  • TV or film director
  • Video editor
  • Media researcher
  • TV or film camera operator
  • And many more

You will study this course for 2 years.

  • Sector Overview

    The UK's Creative Industries boast a range of interesting and exciting careers for those looking to enter a thriving and innovative sector, with opportunities ranging from jobs involved with arts, culture and design to working in video gaming or the media.

    The Creative Industries bring together a range of sub-sectors involved with economic activities that all have creativity at their centre. From fashion, crafts and visual arts to music, publishing, TV, radio and film, these are all part of what's known as the UK's creative economy.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • 4 GCSEs at Grade 9 to 4 or equivalent including English and maths* and, ideally, a creative subject.

    You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

    *Consideration may be given if only one (English or maths) is achieved, depending on other subject grades and with the expectation the other subject (English or maths) will be achieved at 9-4 before completing the T Level. This will form part of the interview and assessment process.

  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    Core Content:

    All students will develop a general understanding of:

    • The creative economy
    • The individual in the Creative Industries
    • Cultural context and vocabulary
    • Audience and consumer needs
    • Legal and regulatory requirements
    • Professional standards and conduct in the workplace
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
    • Research skills
    • Project methodology and administration
    • Continued professional development

    Specialism content:

    • Research
    • Content creation using sound and visual effects
    • Postproduction editing

    Industry placement:

    All students must complete a minimum of 9 weeks working with an employer(s) on an industry placement.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed using a range of methods including:

    • Mandatory written exams
    • Observation
    • Syntomic Assignments
    • Industry placement and journal
    • Employer set projects
    • Witness testimony
    • Personal statements
  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will actively participate in skills competitions, such as the Big Idea Challenge and Skills London.

    You will have opportunities to take part in trips and visits, such as the Samsung KX immersive events.

    You will have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future, including those from Mediorite Film Production and Future Film Focus.

  • Work Experience

    All students must complete a minimum of 9 weeks working with an employer/s on an industry placement.

  • Progression opportunities

    Completion of the T Level course will allow you to progress onto:

    • University degree
    • Higher Level Apprenticeship
    • Higher National Diploma
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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