Benefits & Training


Although the media suite is used to improve social skills and develop a means of communication, we also put education and outcomes at the heart of what we do. We recognise all learners are individuals and therefore they will access the media suite to gain different experiences.

Our long term aim is to ensure all learners gain a recognised qualification that they can take forward to future employment or further education. We currently offer the following range of media related qualifications:

  • AQA Unit Award in music and radio productions
  • ASDAN short course in Expressive Arts
  • NCFE Level 1 Introductory Award in Music Technology
  • NCFE Entry Level 3 and Level 1 awards in Occupational Studies in the Workplace

The above qualifications enable our young people to gain recognised qualifications from the age of 12 to 19. The wide range of qualifications on offer in our media suite means that our learners can choose modules
which meet their individual interests. This includes:

Level 1 Music Technology:

  • Assist with recording studio operations
  • Using multi-media-track loop sequencing software
  • DJ Skills
  • MC Skills
  • Sound effects in music production
  • Audio effects processors in music production
  • Live sound mixing skills
  • Multi-track mixing skills
  • Microphones in music production
  • Using audio editing software
  • Public address systems
  • Multi-track audio recording
  • Location recording
  • Employment opportunities in music production
  • Job application skills
  • Job search skills
  • Presenting yourself

Entry Level 3 Occupational Studies in the Workplace:

  • Developing creative media skills
  • Introduction to personal digital photography processing
  • Audio and video software
  • Creating images digitally
  • Digital music

Level 1 Occupational Studies in the Workplace:

  • Sound recording skills
  • MIDI and audio techniques
  • Develop and use radio presentation skills
  • Creative media production group project
  • Sound and audio production skills