BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media and Photography students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form are taking part in an Enterprise and Employability Week, visiting a variety of media companies to clarify their understanding of the media courses and careers that may be in their future!

Media and Photography at the College is a challenging vocational course which encourages students to explore the creative industries. In order to get into this intensely competitive industry, individuals must be adaptable, highly qualified and knowledgeable. The College encourages students to become the ideal candidate, increasing their skills and their knowledge and keeping the course up-to-date with new industry developments. During their time at the College, students visit a variety of local and national places of interest and media and photographical courses.

During the week beginning 2nd June, Media and Photography students took part in an Enterprise and Employability Week. This intensive week permitted them to visit some of the best media companies around.

On Monday, students visited Futureworks, Manchester’s specialist media college, which offers degrees in Post Production Digital Effects, Motion Graphics and Animation amongst other courses. They then had a guided tour of the BBC at Media City, in Salford, where they will saw the newsroom and Blue Peter studio as well as the 6 Music radio studios.

On Tuesday, the students visited RTR Digital Agency in Burnley to find out about the different careers in the media, and then on Thursday Tim Lince from Pendle Productions visited the College to talk about his experiences of working for the BBC and the skills that media companies are looking for.

Morag Davies, Media tutor, said, “We organised the Enterprise and Employability Week to give students clear insight into their possible future courses and careers. We are committed to giving our students the best possible preparation for this competitive sector!”