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Media - Level 2 at Lordswood Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Media

Course content

To achieve the diploma students will need to complete seven coursework units including one mandatory unit.

The units are delivered through four projects:

Project 1 – An introduction to Media (mandatory unit)

Project 2 – Advertising

Project 3 – Video Production

Project 4 – Print Media Production

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Assessment

Each unit will be assessed using pass, merit or distinction criteria. Units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Future opportunities

Completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Media will enable students to progress to: Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Media Other Level 3 courses Employment, where students can use their new practical skills.

Further information

What skills do I need to develop to be successful on this course? 

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications that are designed to give students a work-focused alternative to other qualifications. Students will demonstrate and develop practical application of knowledge and understanding in media. 

They will need: 

• Good communication skills. 

• Good ICT skills. 

• The ability to carry out independent research. 

• The ability to organise their work and keep to deadlines. 

What other subjects compliment Media? 

Media is an excellent complement to other creative and discursive subjects such as art, photography, English, history, sociology, psychology, film, business and ICT. 

How will I be taught? 

Students will complete 4 projects that will be a combination of research, planning and practical activities. They will learn how to use digital technologies and use video, photography, graphic design and video editing software. 

Student testimonial, why study Media? 

Last year I chose to do Level 2 Media. It was a very fun course because we got to go out and take pictures with cameras, and explored different locations. It was really good. We learnt lots of new skills like how to use Photoshop and how to video edit. For the lessons we had two teachers. Both teachers were kind and helpful and also funny. The work was challenging in a good way. I enjoyed it very much. Azmat Year 13

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lordswood Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One Year

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