Sixth Form T Level Media, Broadcast and Production Route ✨

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience to kickstart their careers in media, broadcast and production.

We are excited to be introducing the new T-level in Media, Broadcast and Production from September 2023 onwards at Global Academy.  This unique course will give you the chance to gain an industry-relevant qualification, equivalent to three A-levels, which will take you on to university, apprenticeships and beyond.

T-levels are new qualifications introduced by the government and designed in partnership with employers. The aim is to make sure young people are learning in a way that prepares them for the workplace. T-levels are new, two-year technical study programmes. The Media, Broadcast and Production T-Level is designed with the needs of employers in mind. In 2021 £6bn was spent on film and TV production in the UK and people with the right creative and technical skills are currently in high demand.

The course is approximately 80% classroom learning, and 20% hands-on industry experience. The expectation for T-Levels is an investment of 1,800 hours over the course of 2 years, 315 hours of which will be the industry placement (approx 45 days).

The type of projects which you’ll do during the course could include:

The T Level will help students develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:


  • The creative economy
  • The individual in the creative industries
  • Cultural contexts and media language
  • Audiences
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Equality, diversity and inclusions
  • Research skills
  • Project, methodology and administration


In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.


The specialisms available in the Media, Broadcast and Production T Level available at Global Academy are:


  • Creative media technician
  • Content creation and production.


You will also be able to begin your professional development – by showing that you are aware of recent and new developments in emerging technologies, technical innovation and artificial intelligence.


Finally, you will be required to complete an industrial placement of at least 315 hours (approx 45 days). This will provide you with an invaluable insight into the demands of working within the creative media industries and will equip you with professional skills such as undertaking research, generating ideas, communicating ideas, developing ideas working collaboratively with others and developing your reflective practice. You will also gain essential skills transferrable to any chosen route after Global Academy.


What qualification will I get?

Students taking this course will receive an NCFE T Level in Media, Broadcast and Production –  which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course offers up to 168 UCAS Points – depending on the grade you have achieved (pass, merit, distinction, or distinction*).

Our partnership with the University of the Arts, London (UAL) and employer partners like Global– enables us to offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum that kick-starts the career of young people whatever their background or experience.


What partners are involved in this course?

We will shortly be announcing our industry partners for this new course.


Where could this course take me?

The T-Level in Media, Broadcast and Production is a Level 3 course which combines skills development with work experience and will equip students to go on to gain an apprenticeship, work within the media or study media or a media-related course at a degree level at university.

Possible jobs could include:


  • Content Producer
  • Audio visual technician
  • Live sound engineer
  • TV or film sound technician
  • TV of film production assistant
  • TV or film assistant director
  • TV or film director
  • TV or film producer
  • TV or film camera operator
  • Media researcher
  • Radio broadcast assistant
  • Video Editor
  • Broadcast engineer.


What are the entry requirements for this course?

To be considered for this course – you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs at 4 or above (including English and Maths)  as well as demonstrate a passion, dedication and interest in media, broadcast and production.

What makes a T Level different?

T Levels are new qualifications that are endorsed by business, they include a 45-day industry placement to help you learn what a real career is like. Find out more and hear from current T Level students by checking out the link below.


 Positive destinations into industry, higher education or freelance


unique media qualifications available to kickstart your career


media industry and career engagements per year

Life at Global Academy Sixth Form

🧰 Whatever route you take to begin with –  you will be taught the basics of each pathway when you join our Sixth Form in September– we call this your ‘Media Toolbox’.

✨After this – it’s time to get practical and you’ll get real life experience to work on projects with an industry-focused. You’ll get the chance to go through the whole production experience (research, planning, pre-production, production and post-production). During the lessons – you’ll spend time with our experienced media staff who will guide you on how to use industry-standard equipment and software. We also work with real-life clients and industry partners – so you never know who will be seeing your work (and could possibly employ you in the future!).

👉  In your second year – you’ll get the chance to specialise your study to really hone your skills and craft as well as make sure you’re armed with all the knowledge needed to progress into the industry or further education when you leave. Finally, you’ll work on your Final Major Project. The Final Major Project is the culmination of your Global Academy training and showcases all the skills you have learned at Global.

☑️  Alongside studying your course – students will get the chance to take part in a wide variety of career and work experience opportunities with industry leading professionals and our own in house careers team. One minute you could be spending the day with the team at TikTok learning the craft behind creating digital content and the next you could be hearing from a producer from a BAFTA awarding film – we call it #OnlyAtGlobal.

📍 As well as that – there is a wide variety of in house clubs, classes and projects for Sixth Form students to be involved in such as Youths Choice, Film Club, Art Club and more.

What else happens in Global Academy Sixth Form? 🤷‍♀️

Guest Speakers and Workshops

Throughout your time at Sixth Form – you’ll get the chance to hear from and work with guest speakers or attend workshops and classroom drop ins led by someone in the industry – previous companies have included Canon, ITV,  Sky, Grayson Perry, the Director of D&AD creativeBBCChannel 4, Global and many more. You never know which guest will walk through the door each week!

As well as that, once a week, we’ll spend some time together to learn about issues that affect us as young citizens about to enter the world of work with our Global Cultural Learning Programme.

Social Media

Each week, you’ll spend one hour of your timetable – whatever route you pick – learning the tools of the trade to help amplify and develop your social media presence in our weekly social media masterclass. You’ll get your head around building your online presence, developing and understanding analytics as well as understanding a content strategy.

G:Prepare and Careers Guidance

Each week during Year 12, you’ll spend one hour of your timetable in a dedicated workshop to help develop your media, broadcast and production industry employability skills in a session delivered by the Global Academy team. This session will ensure you have all the skills, knowledge and behaviours to land your first job in the industry once you leave the Academy.

You’ll also get access to Unifrog software for FREE during your time here at Global Academy which offers a plethora of careers advice and guidance at the touch of the button, as well as access to an industry mentor from Global and other professionals from the world of E Sports!

We also have our own dedicated Careers Advisor office who meets with students for one to one careers guidance support and a dedicated team working directly with industry to arrange work experience, insight days, employer visits and more!


Enrichment, Work Experience and Trips

All students will get access to work on real-life client projects, undergo work experience at some of the top media companies and get to meet industry leaders in workshops and insight days. There are also a wide range of trips and visits available during the sixth form to support your course and pathway routes – from visits to ad agencies, TV studios, radio companies and galleries!

To top that off, there are plenty of chances to develop your content and design skills by being involved in the Global Academy’s in house content production company – Youths Choice and produce creative work for the brand.

Finally, there’s a wide range of after school clubs and classes and enrichment opportunities including our annual trip to Hollywood in Year 13.

FREE Adobe Software

All students in Global Academy Sixth Form get access both on campus and home-use to the Adobe Creative Cloud software packages including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition and Illustrator to ensure work completed can be to a high standard. The Academy will give you access to this software on your personal devices during your time in the Sixth Form (valued at £600 per year).

Where Are They Now?

Check out some of the Media Companies our graduates have gone on to work for!

Students have graduated from our course into top media employers including Global Radio, BBC, Facebook, TikTok, Google and more.  Click here to find out more about Global Academy alumni.

Getting Involved

Want to know what life is like for a Year 12 or 13 student at Global Academy? Here are some of our Sixth Form students talking about their time with us.


You In?

If you want to kickstart your career in the creative industry – then click the link below and apply now to join us in September.

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?