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Media National Certificate Level 2 at City College Plymouth

Course description

This study programme is a fascinating introduction to the world of media. It will recognise your existing skills and interests and build upon them. Whether you are a budding film producer, radio DJ, photographer or designer this study programme is a fantastic start with excellent progression opportunities to level 3 courses. A great balance of practical and theory based sessions, you can rest assured that you will be learning within a cutting edge, buzzing environment. 

Course content

This course gives an introduction to the professional world of the video, audio and print industries.

You will study the following six units:

  • introduction to media - explore and analyse a range of media products
  • media pre-production - create product ideas, research and plan to produce them
  • introduction to production - producing the planned projects
  • marketing and presenting media products - learn how to promote products to the right audience
  • exploring radio - research and produce radio programmes
  • exploring photography and digital imaging.

In addition to learning within a cutting edge, buzzing
environment, you will:

  • be taught by industry experienced staff
  • benefit from links with all local media providers such as the BBC, Radio Plymouth and The Herald
  • use state-of-the-art equipment
  • get fantastic opportunities to display your work in and outside College.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.


Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need one of the following:

  • four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English at grade D or higher). In exceptional circumstances, other grades will be considered. This will be based on interview and initial assessment
  • a BTEC foundation diploma
  • an NVQ Level 1/technical certificate
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.


All units are internally assessed and externally moderated. Functional skills will also be assessed. 

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • the Extended National Diploma in Media at the College
  • other level 3 qualifications at the College
  • employment in junior media positions.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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