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Media, Broadcast and Production

Course Code: TLMBP
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: T Level
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: Two years
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Various days and times - between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

What's it all about?

Ready to dive into the exciting world of media, broadcast, and production? This level 3 T Level course is your ticket to mastering the skills needed for a career in the dynamic live events industry. If you’re passionate about music, theatre, and the arts or love solving technical challenges in high-pressure environments, this course is perfect for you!

Imagine yourself working behind the scenes at concerts, theatre productions, and live events, making everything run smoothly and look amazing. You’ll get hands-on experience with sound, lighting, video content, rigging, and production management, learning from experts in the field.

You’ll be using the latest industry-standard software and cutting-edge technology to bring your creative ideas to life. Whether you want to be a production manager, sound engineer, lighting designer, or rigger, this course will give you the skills and confidence to succeed.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the industry and be ready to step into exciting roles in prestigious theatres, live music venues, or even on international cruise ships.

Your journey into the world of media, broadcast, and production starts here. Seize the opportunity and light up the world with your talent and expertise!

Course information

This course will give you a solid foundation in the creative economy, exploring the impact and opportunities within the vibrant world of live performance and production arts. You’ll gain an understanding of the cultural contexts and historical influences that shape today’s theatre and live events landscape, ensuring you have a broad perspective on the industry.

The course emphasises professional standards, teaching you the industry norms and best practices to ensure your work is always high-quality and ethical. You’ll learn how to plan and manage creative projects from start to finish, honing your skills in proposals and project management.

In addition to building core knowledge, you’ll develop a range of essential skills and behaviours. You’ll master planning and critical thinking, enabling you to organise and solve complex problems effectively. Creativity and decision-making are at the heart of the course, encouraging you to bring innovative ideas to life and make quick, effective decisions in high-pressure environments.

Communication and numeracy skills are also a key focus, enhancing your ability to convey ideas clearly, collaborate with others, and manage budgets and technical calculations. You’ll become proficient with industry-standard software and digital tools, ensuring you’re tech-savvy and ready for the modern workplace.

As you progress, you’ll build confidence and independence, learning to take initiative and work autonomously. Attention to detail and focus will be sharpened, allowing you to excel in every task you undertake. Finally, you’ll develop a reflective mindset, fostering the habit of self-assessment and continuous improvement.

This comprehensive course combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, preparing you for a successful career in the live events, theatre, and production industry. Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and equipped with everything you need to shine in this exciting field.

You will develop core knowledge and understanding of:

  • the creative economy
  • cultural context
  • professional standards
  • proposals and project management.

This course also covers a range of skills and behaviours, including:

  • planning
  • thinking critically
  • being creative
  • making decisions
  • communication
  • numeracy
  • digital skills
  • becoming independent
  • developing your attention to detail
  • focus
  • being reflective.

In our experience, to be successful on this level of programme you will need to have gained a grade 4 or above in GCSE English or level 2 functional skills in English.

Past experience of live events would be beneficial or successful completion of the T-Prep Foundation course.

Your progress in the live events, theatre, and production course will be evaluated through a combination of practical exercises, projects, and coursework. Here’s how we assess your skills and knowledge …

Practical exercises: you’ll engage in hands-on activities that allow you to apply techniques and tools in real production settings. These exercises are crucial for developing your practical skills and ensuring you have a solid foundation in production arts.

Projects: you’ll tackle comprehensive assignments that challenge you to solve real-world production problems. These projects require independent research, teamwork, and innovative thinking, helping you to apply your knowledge in practical scenarios and develop essential skills like project management and problem-solving.

Coursework: this includes written assignments and tests designed to evaluate your understanding of the subject matter. Through essays, research papers, and exams, you’ll demonstrate your mastery of concepts, theories, and practices in production arts.

Class participation: your active involvement in class discussions and group projects will also be assessed. This helps to gauge your ability to collaborate and contribute to the learning environment.

Formative assessments: ongoing feedback through class participation, in-class discussions, and regular progress check-ins will help you identify areas for improvement and support your continuous development.

Summative assessments: final projects, exams, and presentations will provide a comprehensive evaluation of your learning and mastery of the course content.

Together, these assessment methods ensure a well-rounded evaluation of your progress, helping you to continuously improve and achieve your full potential in the live events, theatre, and production industry.

On successful completion of the T Level, you may progress to employment in a variety of jobs, for example, content creator, podcaster, digital marketer or content editor.

Future careers

What you could earn:

Photographers, Audio-visual and Broadcasting Equipment Operators


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