Journalism BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice

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Amplify news with this exciting programme. You will explore all aspects of journalism including broadcast, website, print, and magazine. You’ll also learn about photography and magazine design. You will also learn the creative skills needed in other popular industries such as advertising, marketing, public relations, and website writing.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Write sparkling copy for magazines, news, websites, and print.
  • Design eye catching magazine pages using Adobe systems.
  • Develop skills in interviewing, shooting programmes, and recording radio news.
  • Produce a media campaign across print, film, and social media.
  • Use Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition to edit footage and audio.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent BTEC First Diploma at Merit, plus English Language at 4 or above.

Career Progression

Progression may include degree level study, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,730 plus exam fee of £152   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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Extra Curriculum

We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

Labour Market

On average Media professionals in Leeds earn £30,121.74 (Emsi).

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