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Broadcast Journalism Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

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

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English and Maths
  • A genuine enthusiasm for multimedia production and broadcast journalism

You will achieve

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

Course overview

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

The Creative Industries broadcasting 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 broadcasters the perfect platform.

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

Course content

You will have the opportunity to work with industry clients planning and producing creative content, from TV studio productions to live radio broadcasts and you’ll gain skills in communication and presentation. You will develop and demonstrate skills and knowledge required to work within the journalism industry and produce a series of professional products that will help you stand out from the crowd. You will also have the chance to work on events, audio production, photojournalism and written journalism.
Having the chance to work with industry standard hardware and software will give you the skills for employment or university. 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
  • Photojournalism
  • Audio in broadcasting
  • Investigatory skills


You will be assessed on a mixture of practical work and coursework.

All equipment will be provided.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

This course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry.
After successful completion of this course you could progress onto a Higher Education programme in the Creative Industries.

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.’

Extra information

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



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Broadcast Journalism Level 3 Full-time

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