Course Type: Full Time

Level 3 Social Media Design and Digital Journalism

  • Course Code AAA0789
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Baltic Campus

If you want to learn the technical and creative skills to self-market and generate income from social media, you've come to the right place.


This course will give you a fantastic opportunity to generate content at a professional level and use social media as a creative and competitive business tool, exploring journalism, media and digital design. You'll also get to develop digital and social media focused technical skills and create audio visual media content.


All students on the course are offered the opportunity to work with industry and take on commercial commission work.


You'll learn how to use social media platforms to market yourself and your product effectively as well as exploring digital journalism through professional writing for social media, blogs and websites. These are the skills that are in demand across all sectors of business in the UK and internationally - making your future chances of employment and progression a certainty.


The course also acts as a pathway into Higher Education with the Extended Diploma being equivalent to three A levels. You can achieve up to 168 UCAS points on completion of this course.

The place of study

You’ll study at our £39million Baltic Campus on Gateshead Quays. This academy is equipped with the latest learning resources as well as modern classrooms, the latest IT, relaxed social spaces, a gym, three places to eat and a Costa Coffee.

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

This course is Level 3 - you will need to have the equivalent of at least four GCSEs at grade C (4) or above - preferably including English and maths. For vocational programmes, it would help to have a relevant qualification at Level 2 or appropriate expe

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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