Digital Media Diploma in Journalism CTEC

L3 Level 3
Full Time
12 September 2022 — 16 June 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This unique level 3 CTEC qualification is for post-16 learners who would like to continue their education through applied learning with the view to progressing to higher education and/or to employment. Future employment pathways include journalism, media production & publishing. The course will introduce digital media practices and will enable learners to develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly valued by universities and employers. 
The course is equivalent to two A levels as will be taken alongside other A level or BTEC qualifications.

What you will study

The Diploma consists of 13 Units (720 GLH) over 2 years – 5 of which are mandatory:

  • Unit 1: Media Products & Audiences (Externally Assessed Exam: 90 GLH)
  • Unit 2: Pre-production & Planning (Externally Assessed Exam: 90 GLH)
  • Unit 3: Create a media product (Internally Assessed: 60 GLH)
  • Unit 4: Interactive Media Product (Internally Assessed: 60 GLH)
  • Unit 6: Social Media & Globalisation (Externally Assessed Exam: 60 GLH)

The optional units are each worth 60 or 30 GLH. The following Units will be undertaken:

  • Unit 7: Journalism & the news industry (Internally Assessed: 60 GLH)
  • Unit 8: Photography for digital media products (Internally Assessed: 60 GLH)
  • Unit 9: Comics & graphic novel storytelling (Internally Assessed: 60 GLH)
  • Unit 10: Create a digital animation (Internally Assessed: 60 GLH)
  • Unit 13: Graphic Design for digital media products (Internally Assessed: 30 GLH)
  • Unit 21: Plan & Deliver a Pitch (Internally Assessed: 30 GLH)
  • Unit 23: Create a personal media profile (Internally Assessed: 30 GLH)
  • Unit 24: Cross media industry awareness (Internally Assessed: 30 GLH)

Course fee per year

Part-time enrolment fee: £0.00

Entry requirements

Individual Subject Entry Requirement GCSE Math and English Grade C

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

12 September 2022

End date

16 June 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

8 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

GECC3DF6
L3

Qualification

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Digital Media

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Career prospects & further study

The course will provide a broad introduction to digital media practices and will enable learners to develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly valued by universities and employers.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

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