Broadcast Journalism Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2019 and will take two years to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Five GCSEs at grade 4/C including English plus GCSE maths at grade 3/D or above
  • A genuine enthusiasm for creative production and journalism
You will achieve

UAL Level 3 [Extended] Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Last updated: 23rd May 2019

Course overview

The Creative Industries sector is an exciting place to be. Whether you’re out in the field or streaming from the studio the UK’s plans for the next generation digital infrastructure which includes full fibre and 5G will give broadcaster the perfect platform.

A keen interest in current affairs, sports, TV and radio is essential, you’ll develop excellent communication and presentation skills to help you creative industry standard broadcast outputs. You’ll be working in high spec TV and radio studios taking on roles like producer, editor and production manager.

Course content

Journalism is one of the fastest paced and changing industries in there is, today journalism isn’t just about writing. Modern journalism means using the digital platform to produce exciting content in film, podcast, radio, blogging and vlogging.

You will have the opportunity to work with industry clients planning and producing creative content, from TV studio productions to live outside radio broadcasts you’ll gain skills in communication and presentation. You will also have the chance to work on events, audio production and written journalism.

Having the chance to work with industry standard hardware and software will give you the skills for employment or university. You will also have the chance to work on events, audio production and written journalism.

As part of your course you will study the following units:

  • News production in TV, radio and print
  • Produce a media campaign across radio, film and social media
  • Factual programming on TV, radio, film and online
  • Audio in broadcasting
  • Investigatory skills

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.

What equipment will I need?

You will need writing materials, paper, A4 folders and a USB memory stick.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Employment- This course can form the foundations for future study and work in a variety of industries including radio presenting, advertising and marketing, journalism, TV presenting, design work plus many more.

Education- This Extended Diploma allows you to pick from a wide range of Higher Education courses. Subjects such as Radio Production, Advertising and Marketing,
Journalism, TV Production and Events Management are amongst some of the courses that previous students have progressed onto at university.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


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Broadcast Journalism Level 3 Full-time