SCQF Level 6
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview
This course is designed to introduce you the various roles within an Outside Broadcast production. You will work out on location supporting the use of vision mixing filming and live editing of sports, music, drama and dance events. You will develop knowledge of cabling, replay, operation and encoding for live webcast using cameras out in the field for commercial clients.

This course will enable you to gain valuable work experience directly with the clients in a live broadcasting environment, where you can develop future links within the industry, respond to the needs of the client plan and prepare for each of the events through meetings and recci visits as part of the course. This investment and training in the appropriate equipment will enable you to apply your skills and knowledge gained at HE level in the field with direct hands-on work experience in meeting the local and current demands of this fast-paced industry.

This qualification and work experience in receiving technical and practical guidance and support from the lecturers, and direct feedback from the client, will provide you with invaluable skills, transitional and transferable practical experience, for either progressing onto a higher-level course or possible access to the work in the sector.
What You Will Learn
  • Intro to Video Production
  • Intro to the OB sector of the Media industry
  • Understanding the film industry
  • Sound Production
  • Health and Safety
  • Team/ Crew participation roles and responsibilities
Placement Information
  • Working on location on commercial shoots
Entry Requirements
  • Experience in video production and editing
  • Keen interest in camera and post-production live production work
  • Successful interview
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Written and practical work
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Keen interest in the subject
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND course
Career Opportunities
  • Runner
  • Camera assistant
  • Editor
  • Vision mixer assistant
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 2 evenings and some weekend shoots
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date(s)


This course will start on…
  • 03/09/2019
End Date(s)


This course will end on...
  • 12/06/2020
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