Broadcast Media (TV/Film and Radio) Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma

What is this course about?

Subjects include Film / Radio Documentary Production, Scriptwriting, News Production, Media Industry Studies, Presentation and Production Techniques. This course aims to equip students with a range of high level skills in all aspects of media and production. You are given the opportunity to write, plan and produce a variety of media products including short productions, documentaries, music videos and professional broadcast projects. This course has a tradition of creating professional quality productions including winning the Royal Television Awards for best student film on two occasions and running their own dedicated radio station (Heatwave Radio)as part of the Signal Radio Media Academy. You will have the opportunity to specialise in a subject area of your choosing for a final major project. The Media and Performing Arts department is equipped with a variety of specialist facilities and equipment including a TV, Radio & Photography studios, as well as Apple Mac Graphics and Multimedia workshops. You will also have the opportunity to participate in specific experience of work at companies such as Signal Radio.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C/grade 4 and above, Level 2 Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or
Intermediate qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to
make sure this is the right level for you.

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Broadcast Media (TV/Film and Radio) Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma

Start: 07/09/2020
Days: Mon
Time: 09:00-16:00

How is it taught

The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers including working professionals, who aim to help you to gain the most from the course. You are also allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course as well as organising any support that you may need. The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self-directed study.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed by continual assessment, rather than exams, and students will need to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have interim assessment points, when the lecturer assesses the work and shows the student how to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time can access our academic mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body.

What else do I need to know?

You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression opportunities. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a UAL Level 3 (Extended) Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.

What could I do next?

With an Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production you can progress into employment or on to a wide range of university courses including film studies, radio production, documentary film making, as well as other radio / television production & scriptwriting courses.


Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators

Workers in this unit group operate and assist with still, cine and television cameras and operate other equipment to record, manipulate and project sound and vision for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operates sound mixing and dubbing equipment to obtain desired mix, level and balance of sound.
  • Manages health and safety issues.
  • Operates equipment to record, edit and play back films and television programmes.
  • Checks operation and positioning of projectors, vision and sound recording equipment, and mixing and dubbing equipment.
  • Controls transmission, broadcasting and satellite systems for television and radio programmes, identifies and solves related technical problems.
  • Takes, records and manipulates digital images and digital video footage.
  • Photographs subject or follows action by moving camera.
  • Operates scanning equipment to transfer image to computer and manipulates image to achieve the desired effect.
  • Inserts lenses and adjusts aperture and speed settings as necessary.
  • Arranges subject, lighting, camera equipment and any microphones.
  • Selects subject and conceives composition of picture or discusses composition with colleagues.




2019 380
2020 384
2021 387


£20,509 10%
£24,398 25%
£29,973 50%
£37,128 75%
£49,046 90%


23 new openings per year


16-24 15.59%
25-34 28.7%
35-44 29.21%
45-54 16.39%
55-64 8.61%
65+ 1.48%


Level 0 0.48%
Level 1 2.31%
Level 2 12.57%
Level 3 25.99%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 9.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 36.39%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.32%
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