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OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Media

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Progression after this programme could be to a OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 2 in Media. You will have exposure to a range of practical activities through workshops, live projects, events and work experience to develop practical skills and theoretical portfolios to prepare you for the next level of study.
You will have gained a basic knowledge of the radio industry in order to approach radio stations in order to gain an entry level role.

Overview of the course: 

The NFCE Level 2 programme gives a rounded approach, not just in one area of radio but to the industry as a whole. You will gain experience in planning and producing, researching and creating, reporting and advertising and using digital technology throughout. You will work in a studio and production room environment throughout the course and work in a live broadcasting senario.

Entry requirements: 

Ideally 3 GCSEs with grades 3 or above (including Maths and English) however, these are not compulsary.


The programme is 'learner responsive' which means we build projects around the learners who have chosen this programme of study. You will be given guidance over the development of projects, to help you develop independence.
You will study a variety of areas in the radio industry including; commercial production, radio journalism, radio producton and preparation for employment.

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is portfolio driven and your projects will be assessed internally before being externally verified to ensure marking is consistent.

Further study options after this course: 

Students could progress onto Level 2 OCR Cambridge Technical in Media for further study.

Length of the course: 

1 year part time (1 to 2 evenings per week)


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you do need to pay fees they are:


Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (16 Jul 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

Other comments by students on this course are;

‘Staff are great, equipment is good and there's lots to do’
‘Really enjoying the course and learning about the media industry. We have used cameras around College and been in the tv studio’

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