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This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of television news and provide them with the skills needed to plan, write, record and produce television news to broadcast standard.


This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of theoretical approaches to media production in order to inform their own practice and set it within a wider context.

In this unit learners will study the development of editing technology and practices for film and television, and their application in specific film and television contexts.

They will learn the importance of an orderly approach to organising the edit environment. They will develop their understanding of the styles and techniques available and will explore the creative options open to an editor when working in a production team. In a vocational context video editing requires attention to detail, digital literacy and working closely with directors in order to define the intention of the original idea. Learners will be expected to work professionally and collaborate effectively in order to achieve this.


In this unit learners will study the development of editing technology and practices for film and television, and their application in specific film and television contexts.

They will learn the importance of an orderly approach to organising the edit environment. They will develop their understanding of the styles and techniques available and will explore the creative options open to an editor when working in a production team. In a vocational context video editing requires attention to detail, digital literacy and working closely with directors in order to define the intention of the original idea. Learners will be expected to work professionally and collaborate effectively in order to achieve this.


This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of photojournalism and provide them with the skills needed to undertake professional photojournalism work.

This unit aims to develop learners' skills in moving image production using the moving image and sound technologies currently employed in the industry.

Working in any technical role in the radio industry demands a professional understanding of audio principles and operational practices in the use of audio recording and editing equipment. Learners will experiment with recording environments, research and evaluate microphones and their specific uses, and develop their skills in audio recording. They will learn about production equipment and principles, including health and safety requirements in the audio recording environment. This will then inform learners' practical application of recording and production techniques and procedures.

This unit aims to develop learners' skills in using the research techniques employed by professionals working in creative media production.

This unit is designed to develop learners' abilities in critical analysis techniques and methods. It addresses how meaning is created in film and how interpretations of meaning can be articulated through the application of those techniques and methods. Learners must investigate how films are perceived by audiences as well as how they themselves respond to films.

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