Level 2 Professional Film & Video Production

Course Description

This Level 2 certificated course is a two term programme during which you will learn different aspects of the Media world with a thorough grounding in Filmmaking. The programme will prepare you for further study or for employment in the industry. Through realistic, industry related projects you will create digital films from first idea to finished product with a mixture of practical lessons and vocational projects that will give you the opportunity to develop your creative filmmaking skills.

Location: Online/Camden

Course Content

Over the duration of the course you will learn how to develop your own ideas into a practical media product such as a short fiction film, documentary or an advert. You will learn about telling your stories visually, including camera angles and movement, composition and light while being introduced to screenwriting and storyboarding. You will learn to work with high- end software to edit your work to a professional standard while learning skills such as marketing yourself using social media and/or starting out in self-employment.

By the end of the course you will be equipped with creative, critical and technical skills needed to become a film maker alongside learning valuable employability skills. You will be expected to contribute to your learning and take part in professional style team working to develop industry standard skills. By the end of the course you will have transferable hard and soft skills applicable in any industry or as a route into the wider media industry.

Unit titles:
Preparation for employment in the creative and digital industries
Using video
Video software
Using social media for promotion
Research for creative media production
Introduction to self-employment

If you successfully complete the course you will receive a Level 2 certificate from OCN London.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning will combine illustrated lectures, delivered orally by the lecturer. Viewing clips/short films referencing a variety of filmmaking techniques, styles and aesthetics followed by group discussions. Desktop based workshops using computer platforms, following on-screen demonstrations. Working independently from printed handouts and online teaching resources. Group exercises and technical practice in the studio.

Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, iLearn.

Independent Learning

In addition to the work done in the classroom, you will be expected to work on your projects outside of class time. Learners will have access to the college library, which offers computers with the relevant software.

You will be encouraged to attend local events such as film festivals and networking events to get yourself familiar with the ‘real world’ of the media industry. Your tutor will refer you to relevant opportunities and resources through the course.


Your work will be formally assessed throughout the course at the end of each project brief. There are no exams.

Qualification you will achieve

On successful completion of this course you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate from OCNLR (Open College Network London Region) in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Industries

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as literacy, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for some course fees, which is based on eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk