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Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Media

This one year course enables you to learn to produce radio programmes, video, photography and digital media content

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Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Media
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
18 £0.00 Apply Now
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Media
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
20+ £0.00 Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

Course Overview

This course is the equivalent to three AS levels and enables you to learn a range of skills required to produce radio programmes, video, photography and digital media content.

The level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Media production offers a course of study empowering students to work with media products production processes and technologies.

 This leads to practical and creative skills that transfer into the workplace. Unit choices cover a range of media including  radio, television, film production, print and graphics production  and photography.

Examples of the technologies that the student will learn Adobe Premier, Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Audition, Moviemaker, Scriptwriting Celtex.

The Cambridge Technicals in Media  provide opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers.

These qualifications and units are in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). They have been structured to enable learners to gain qualifications at their own pace and build on their achievements.

The Cambridge Technical qualifications offer learners the opportunity for a programme of study to:


· prepare for further learning or training

· develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in a subject area that interests them with the aim of enhancing their employability

· move into different areas of employment

· develop their knowledge and skills as part of their Continual Professional Development (CPD)

· achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification.


Learners will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work in the Media  by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.

Subjects studied may include:

Unit 01 - Analysing media products and audiences  
Unit 10 - Media adaptations  
Unit 46 - Audio-Visual promos
Unit 16 - Planning and pitching an audio-visual media product  
Unit 17 - Producing an audio-visual media product  
Unit 19 - Planning and pitching an audio media product  
Unit 20 - Producing an audio media product  
Unit 55 - Talk and music radio production  
Unit 31 - Photography for media products  

The course will be timetable for 21 hours per week, 15 hours of vocational classes, 3 hours of employability skills and 3 hours of Essential skills English and Maths.

You will also work towards a Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability. You will be required to complete Essential Skills in ICT, Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Maths or ICT.
Entry Requirements

4 x GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including English, Maths or Level 2 Diploma in Media (merit).

You will be required to attend an interview, complete a media related project, and you should have an interest in media studies and be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from the course.

We welcome applications from mature students who do not possess the above qualifications.

In the case of numbers being oversubscribed, preference will be given to students with a Grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths and ICT.

Where will it take me?
Successful completion of year 1 of this course will lead directly onto further study on the 2nd  year Extended Diploma (top-up), which upon completion will be the equivalent to three A Levels.

Alternatively the course can also lead directly into a career as a trainee in the film and television production industry.
How will it make me more employable?
You will ‘Get the Edge’ by:

• Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence
• Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)
• Participating in the college Community radio station services
• Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and Focus Productions, the student media production company which provides content for a range of employers, sports clubs and public organisations.
This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be continually assessed throughout the year on practical assignments and written work.
Additional Costs
You will be required to purchase a number of items to ensure successful application and completion of coursework. Items include :- External hard drive, USB pen, headphones, memory card.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures

  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted

  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.

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