T level media

Creative and Design Media, Broadcast and Production (T Level)

Coming in September 2023 – T Level in Creative and Design Media, Broadcast and Production

This is a brand new T Level qualification that is the perfect choice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the media and creative industries. This is a full time course and is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels.

What will you be doing on this course?

As a Creative and Design T Level student you will start to develop technical and practical skills from the beginning of the course, using our top of the range television studio, podcasting suite and digital camera equipment.

You will learn about the real media landscape, looking at different types of media organisations and how they finance their media content. You will become familiar with the workplace practices that are essential to safe and effective media and broadcast production and examine what it takes to become a successful media professional.

You will also participate in a 45 day industry placement which will give you the opportunity for you to put your core knowledge into practice and get ‘hands on’ experience in the sector!

Have a look at the video below to see some of the fantastic facilities we have and how you might be using them if you choose the T Level in Media, Broadcast and Production!

Entry Criteria

For entry on to our T Level, students must achieve a 5 in Maths and English and 34 points overall

What will I study?

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • the creative economy
  • the individual in the creative industries
  • cultural context and vocabulary
  • audience and consumer needs
  • legal and regulatory requirements
  • professional standards and conduct in the workplace
  • equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • research skills
  • project methodology and administration
  • continued professional development

Options to specialise in:

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The specialisms available in the Media, Broadcast and Production T Level are:

  • creative media technician
  • events and venues technician
  • content creation and production

Which exam board and how will I be assessed?


•      Exams

•      Employer Set Projects

•      Controlled Assessments

•      Practical Skills Tests

Where could it take me?

The T Level will give you a route into a variety of careers within the sector including roles like :

  • studio sound engineer
  • audio visual technician
  • live sound engineer
  • TV or film sound technician
  • TV of film production assistant
  • TV or film assistant director
  • TV or film director
  • TV or film producer
  • TV or film camera operator
  • media researcher
  • stagehand
  • lighting technician
  • radio broadcast assistant
  • video editor

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Subject combinations

The T-Level is equivalent to 3 A-Levels

What support is available?

Our dedicated Media Technician is on hand to deliver individual workshops and support you when using the equipment. We offer one-to-one and group tutorials and have run a successful student mentoring system. 

We have a wide range of online resources such as films you can view via our ‘Learning On Screen’ access, Microsoft Teams and Moodle.

What extracurricular activities are available?

You will be invited to participate in a wide range of activities such as Winstanley TV, cinema trips and visiting expert workshops. Recently the college has visited London, New York and Hollywood! 

Winstanley TV

Winstanley TV is part of our huge enrichment programme. Using our state-of-the art facilities including a television studio and editing room, students plan and execute their own news show!