Media Techniques (7601)

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2016

City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend Media, Sound and Music qualifications any further than their current end date. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.

Develop the skills you need to work in the creative media industry. These qualifications in Media Techniques cover general skills as well as practical skills in specific areas such as TV production and radio journalism.

You choose a pathway that specialises in the job or industry area you're interested in, for example, TV, radio, print or new media.

You can also tailor your Certificate or Diploma to your needs by choosing the units you want to take.
If you're interested in working in the creative media industry, these qualifications in Media Techniques are perfect to get you started.

The qualifications form part of the Creative Media Apprenticeship.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on what pathway you choose, you'll cover things like:

  • organisation, regulation and practice in media industries
  • researching, recording and presenting information
  • radio journalism
  • TV journalism
  • print journalism
  • video production
  • web journalism.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. You'll need to complete one assignment for each unit. Units are assessed individually.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical task, exams or online tests.

Is this level right for me?

Level 3
You're just starting out - you may still be at school - and want to gain a greater understanding of the creative media industry with a view to working in a specific area.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification could help you with a career as an:

  • Advertising art director
  • Advertising creative/Copywriter/Director
  • Advertising media planner
  • Animator
  • Art editor
  • Audio-visual technician
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Computer games designer
  • Computer games technical support person
  • Copy editor
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Internet/Web professional
  • Lighting technician
  • Make-up artist
  • Media researcher
  • Multimedia designer
  • Newspaper editor
  • Production engineer
  • Radio producer
  • Recording industry producer
  • Stage/Set designer
  • TV/Film camera operator
  • TV/Film director
  • TV/Film editor
  • TV/Film floor manager
  • TV/Film producer
  • TV/Film production assistant
  • TV/Film runner
  • TV/Film/Theatre wardrobe assistant
  • TV /Audio announcer/Presenter.

After taking the qualification, you might go on to a job or to further training.

You might also be interested in qualifications in:

  • Photo Imaging (7512)
  • Sound Engineering and Music Technology (7601).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver this qualification you will need qualified internal assessors. Centre staff need to familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of this qualification before designing a course programme.

Qualifications in Media Techniques are most suitable for centres that already offer creative media or sound/music qualifications.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

You can get fast-track approval if you offer:

  • 7501 Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques.

Download the form for fast-track approval from the centre documents page.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you will need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3

This level will suit you if you're just starting out - you may still be at school - and want to gain a greater understanding of the creative media industry with a view to working in a specific area.

Offered at this level are a certificate and a range of diplomas, a number of which focus on areas of specialism within the industry. Choose from:

  • Certificate in Media Techniques
  • Diploma in Media Techniques
  • Diploma in Extended Media Techniques
  • Diploma in Media Techniques (Radio Journalism)
  • Diploma in Media Techniques (Radio and Print Journalism)
  • Diploma in Media Techniques (Radio Studio Production)
  • Diploma in Media Techniques (TV Studio Production)
  • Diploma in Media Techniques (Video Production).

To achieve the certificate, you choose three units from a wide range, including:

  • Media industries: organisation, regulation and practice
  • Researching, recording and presenting information
  • Radio station operations
  • Lighting for film and TV.

The Diploma in Media Techniques comprises two core units:

  • Media industries: organisation, regulation and practice
  • Researching, recording and presenting information.

You then choose five optional units from a wide range that includes:

  • TV journalism techniques
  • Print journalism techniques
  • Video production techniques
  • Animation techniques.

The extended diploma requires the same two core units, in addition to eight optional units, again from wide range that includes:

  • Short film production
  • Understanding broadcast audiences
  • Digital broadcast network media.

Each of the specialist diplomas requires that you complete a blend of core units and optional units, again with choice of a wide range that you can tailor to the area you wish to work in.

For a full list of units and course requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification could help you with a career as an:

  • advertising art director
  • advertising creative/copywriter/director
  • advertising media planner
  • animator
  • art editor
  • audio-visual technician
  • broadcast engineer
  • broadcast journalist
  • computer games designer
  • computer games technical support person
  • copy editor
  • graphic designer
  • illustrator
  • internet / web professional
  • lighting technician
  • make-up artist
  • media researcher
  • multimedia designer
  • newspaper editor
  • production engineer
  • radio producer
  • recording industry producer
  • stage / set designer
  • TV / film camera operator
  • TV / film director
  • TV / film editor
  • TV / film floor manager
  • TV / film producer
  • TV / film production assistant
  • TV / film runner
  • TV/film / theatre wardrobe assistant
  • TV / radio announcer / presenter.

After taking the qualification, you might go on to a job or to further training.

You might also be interested in qualifications in:

  • Photo Imaging (7512)
  • Sound Engineering and Music Technology (7601).

VRQ's in Media Techniques (7601-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Extended Media Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 500/9195/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 600 - 600 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Media Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 500/9202/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques

  • Accreditation No: 500/9355/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 420 - 420 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques (Radio and Print Journalism)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9355/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 420 - 420 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques (Radio Journalism)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9355/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 420 - 420 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques (Radio Studio Production)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9355/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 420 - 420 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques (TV Studio Production)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9355/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 420 - 420 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Media Techniques (Video Production)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9355/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 63 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 420 - 420 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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