SCQF Level 6
Broadcast Media & Photography

Course Overview

This is a creative and technically challenging course designed to introduce you to a variety of outside broadcasting roles. You will gain essential skills and knowledge in filming and live editing sport, music, drama and dance events. Push your potential as you acquire skills in cabling, replay operation and camera work for live broadcasts. Edinburgh College has state-of-the-art broadcast media facilities including our own TV studio. Immerse yourself in the outside broadcasting industry through hands-on learning as you discover dynamic skills using top-of-the-range cameras, microphones and recording equipment.


This is a unique course that includes valuable experience where you will work directly with clients in a live broadcasting environment. Here you will develop essential industry connections and future links and meet the demands for this fast-paced and competitive industry. Explore the needs of a client creative brief and prepare for each of the events through meetings. This qualification, work experience and guidance, as well as direct feedback from the client, will provide you with invaluable and transferable skills for either progressing onto a higher-level course or a level 6 media course.

What You Will Learn


  • Introduction to Video Production
  • Introduction to the Outside Broadcasting Sector of the Media Industry
  • Understanding the Film Industry
  • Sound Production
  • Health and Safety
  • Team and Crew Participation Roles and Responsibilities











Placement Information
  • You will work onsite in Edinburgh College studios and complete commercial shoots with clients in and around Edinburgh
Entry Requirements
  • Experience in video production and editing
  • Keen interest in camera and post-production live production work


English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through written and practical work.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Keen interest in the subject
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND broadcasting course
Career Opportunities
  • Runner
  • Camera assistant
  • Editor
  • Vision mixer assistant
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 2 evenings and some weekend shoots
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

A pair of Edinburgh College Broadcast Media students have won a national one-minute film competition organised by the Scottish Parliament to celebrate 20 years of devolution. 


Students Lewis Gillespie and Robbie Crawford were tasked with coming up with an idea for a one-minute film that best encapsulated the theme: What 20 years of the Scottish Parliament and decision taking in Scotland, for Scotland, has meant for my region. The brief was to create a range of concise and punchy local stories, reflections and opinions, not just about the Parliament, but also about the impact of making decisions and laws in Scotland. Lewis Gillespie said:  


“Taking part in this initiative has been an amazing experience and I’m really proud of the work Robbie and I have produced so far. I can’t wait to start developing our ideas further as we work towards creating the final film.” 


Robbie Crawford said:  


“It feels fantastic to get to the point where our project has been commissioned. We’ve worked really hard putting our proposal together and it feels great to have all that hard work rewarded.” 


Read more of our student stories here.

Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Tuesday 31/08/2021
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Saturday 18/06/2022
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