Level 2 Diploma in Media and Journalism

Level 2 Diploma in Media and Journalism

Level 2 Diploma in Media and Journalism

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If you’re into movies, music, radio or television this course will teach you what it takes to plan, produce and create media products in several different fields. You’ll be working practically on projects that will give you first-hand experience of the work required in the ever-changing media landscape, and writing assignments that will develop your understanding of the different areas of the media industry you’re interested in.

Course Structure

You’ll learn how to plan and produce film, radio shows, print-media (magazines and online content) as well as getting steeped in how the various media industries are structured and your best strategies for getting your foot in the door of media corporations, as well as how to develop your own work on an independent basis.

Through a mix of written assignments, practical work and observational assessment you’ll develop not only the skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress onwards in media education, but also the ability to start making your own media productions.

By the time you’ve achieved your diploma, a nationally recognised qualification, you should have the confidence to create unique media work that expresses your personality and interests in a unique way.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above in English and Maths (New grades = Grade 5 or above) you will study Maths and/or English as an integral part of your college programme.


4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D in the old grading structure) or above including one in English or maths

Relevant Level 1 qualification with GCSE/Level 1 in English & maths.

Course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:

1st year course fee £1,286; Exam Fee £120

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 2

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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