T Level – Creative Media, Broadcast and Production

Entry Requirements:
Entry Requirements are 5 GCSE’s at 4 or above, one being English and the other being a media or IT qualification. You can also be accepted with a transitional level 2 qualification in Media, however English has to be passed at level 4 or above.

Course Info

During the two-year, level 3, course, learning will cover core knowledge and skills that focus on industry standard production processes, creative and technical skillsets that intend to propel you towards a range of media, broadcast and production occupations; you’ll also spend at least nine weeks on a professional industry placement with an employer. 


You will learn a range Creative Media techniques, including: 

  • Film 
  • TV studio work 
  • Radio Broadcast 
  • Scriptwriting 
  • Studio Lighting 
  • Directing & Producing 
  • Editing 
  • Photography 
  • Sound 
  • Lighting 
  • Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production. 

Teaching staff with industry experience will build the skills you need for The T Level in Media Broadcast and Production which is set out over four content specifications


1. Core Knowledge and skills: The T Level will help students develop understanding in a broad range of core subjects directly related to creative industries including: 

    • The Creative Economy 
    • The individual in the creative industries 
    • Cultural Context and Vocabulary 
    • Audience and Consumer Needs 
    • Legal and Regulatory Requirements 

Each core skill covers fundamental knowledge for working in creative industries and will link to the practical Pre-Production stage of each project.


Students will be assessed on this with an Exam at the end of year 1 and the end of Year 2


2. Employer-set project: The employer-set project ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and Media skills to develop a piece of work in response to an employer-set brief. Providing students with the opportunity to build professional relationships and work within professional environments early on. Undertaking research, communication and developing ideas. Working collaboratively with others and reflective practice are key to successfully completing your set project.


3. Occupational Specialist Content: Specialist content is structured into different occupational specialisms. The specialism available in the Media, Broadcast and Production T- Level is ‘Content Creation and Production’. Where you will learn production workflows and techniques ranging from Photography, Film, TV and Broadcast, alongside post-production editing and output. 


4. Industry Placement: Every T- Level includes an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the Practical Media and Technical Skills required for the occupation. The work placement can include 9 weeks placement or a combination of Placement and Live projects working with Clients.  




Project based learning is used as the model for teaching, learning and assessment. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom or workshop and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

Course Overview


  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Entry Requirements are 5 GCSEs at 5 or above including English and a Media, IT or Art based subject.  
  • Entry by Interview only.   
  • Days: This course runs 4 days a week plus an industry placement
  • UCAS Points: You will gain the following UCAS points based on your grade: D* = 168, D = 144, M = 120, P (C+) = 96, P (D or E) = 72
  • Mill Studios, Dean Clough, Halifax 
  • 36 Weeks in College
  • 45-day Industry Placement

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18.

Assessment Methods

2 x External Exam and an Employment based project.

Example Careers

  • Studio Sound Engineer
  • TV or Film Sound Technician
  • TV or Film Camera Operator
  • Video Editor

Progression Opportunities

The T Level progression route can be Higher Education, Higher Apprenticeship and Employment.

The  Media, Broadcast and Production T Level will give students a route into a variety of careers within the sector including:

    • Studio sound engineer
    • Audio visual technician
    • Camera Operator
    • Live sound engineer
    • Photographer
    • TV or film assistant director
    • TV or film producer
    • TV or film camera operator
    • Media researcher
    • Stagehand
    • Lighting technician
    • Radio broadcast assistant
    • Video editor

Awarding Body

BTEC Pearsons

What are the benefits?

  • Study one course and get 3 A Levels
  • Exam and project based – there’s no coursework here!
  • 80% class study / 20% industry placement
  • It’s a direct route to your dream career
  • Develop skills and knowledge ready for employment
  • This is a higher level of study that goes beyond the basics
  • You get to work on projects for real employers

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