Tam Hetherton and Presenters Knightswood
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Course now closed. Applications will reopen in January 2022.

The NQ Introduction to Broadcasting and Film course is mainly a practical, skills-based course offering the opportunities to work as part of a production team creating television documentaries, drama music videos, adverts, and online programming. It also provides training in the production of high-quality, imaginative stills photography. This course gives you a platform to start your career in the creative industries. It focuses on the essential skills necessary to work in the TV and film industries. These include pre-production, camera operation, sound recording, lighting and editing.

What will I learn?

You will learn the basics in the production of short films and the development of technical skills, including:

  • Lighting, sound, camera and editing
  • Production paperwork
  • Scripting
  • Photography

We also focus on Soft Skills and etiquette that are essential within the creative industry. The course includes Photography, which covers Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera techniques and an introduction to Photoshop. It also fully explores the links between the still and moving image.

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

1 Nat 5 at C or Standard Grade at 3

  • Direct conditional offers, no interview required. Acceptance will be based on qualifications, current references and interest in the film and broadcast industries

Jobs and further study

  • HND Creative Industries: Television
  • HND Media and Communications
  • HND Practical Journalism
  • RCS Royal Conservatoire Scotland

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

  • You will receive an automated e-mail confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
  • Pre-selection will be based on application information
  • You will be asked to provide two references from separate organisations, i.e. academic and employment. These should be as current as possible. References from friends or family members are not acceptable. Where possible, references should be supplied prior to the information session
  • You must submit evidence of your qualifications (original certificates, not copies). Submit any other evidence that you feel will support your application. Videos, photography, evidence of experience in the wider creative industries such as theatre work, events etc.

Once an offer is received you must confirm your acceptance within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, reading List, Induction Date, in the time leading up to the start of the course. 

If the course is full you will be told that you are on a waiting list till a place becomes available at a later date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3267