Course Overview

The course will give you the opportunity to develop your professional and social skills through interaction with performers, clients and peers; as well as theoretical and technical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. 
Students will develop conceptual ideas, and visualise these through the production cycle; from planning and pre-production right through to editing, postproduction and presentation of products. They’ll also learn how to analyse target audience requirements, research market demand and bring a media concept alive working in line with legal and regulatory requirements.
Students will also gain an understanding of how different businesses/organisations in the media sector work. When it comes to progression or employment, your students will learn about the variety of opportunities available to them, and the roles and responsibilities of media businesses and organisations within the sector. 

Entry Requirements

There is no requirement for any specific prior learning but we do require that you achieve at least a Grade 3 in GCSE English and maths. 

Course Outline


  • Media products and audiences 

  • Pre-production and planning

  • Create a media product

  • Interactive media product
  • Social media and globalisation

  • Journalism and the news industry

  • Advertising media

  • Scripting for media products



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. The majority of the qualification content will be internally assessed through center-set assignments.


External assessment across the Cambridge Technicals suite could involve written examinations including case studies, pre-release materials, controlled projects or tasks, or computer based tests relating to the subject which students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to.

Student Portrait

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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