SCQF Level 2
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

Basic Video Editing 18 week course

We watch our favourite movies and feel inspired to create our own cinematic works of art. But where do we start? This course is designed to introduce you to two vital areas of production: How to properly use a camera/camcorder and once you’ve gathered your fantastic images/footage... how to put them together.

In the part of the course which deals with basic camera/camcorder techniques, you’ll learn that your camera/camcorder is a lot more sophisticated than you think it is. We can all point and click but this course will allow you to fully explore the features of a modern camera/camcorder.

Do you have the right camera for the job? What are all those confusing menu items and buttons? You’ll learn about framing, focus, exposure, the importance of using a tripod and a whole lot more!

Once you’ve captured your great footage, it’s time to put it together. Editing is an art form and it forms the second part of the course. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, you’ll learn how to transform your raw footage into a finished film.

You’ll learn about file formats and file management. You’ll discover editing workflows and a little bit about creating great effects which can enhance and transform your footage.

This is a great course for someone who wants to unleash their creative, filmmaking talents. Doing the basics well is one of the keys to great moviemaking.

What You Will Learn
  • differing types of digital semi-pro and pro camcorders

    • how to shoot a video by utilizing shot composition and filming technique
      • how to set up and prepare the camcorder for work
      • additional equipment and useful devices
    • preparing and organizing your media for video editing
    • video editing workflows
    • basic video editing techniques
    • tools needed for video editing
    • about video formats, codecs, methods of converting video formats
How the course is assessed
  • You will be set tasks as you work through the course, building towards a portfolio of work on which you will be assessed. 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • There are no formal entry requirements


Progression And Articulation Routes
  • You could progress onto one of our full time courses at level 5 or 6 
Career Opportunities

Enthusiasts wanting to learn how to edit and create a video. This course is student-friendly, home school friendly and good for beginner level video creator wanting to do more and develop their career options in Digital Media for TV, Film and Video production.


Number Of Days Per Week
  • Thursday evenings 6 pm - 8.30 pm
Course Cost And Funding Options
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