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Outside Broadcasting Apprenticeship

MSc / PGDip / PGCert

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Start date(s)
January, September

12 months

City Campus

UK students can apply

Entry requirements

  • A first degree (2:2 or higher) in a related area or a minimum of three years relevant experience, including one immediately preceding the programme
  • You are employed by an organisation that is part of the apprenticeship programme. If you work for an outside broadcaster they may be able to join the programme. For most people this will mean that they would put themselves forward to be selected by an employer who is participating in the apprenticeship programme.

Admission is on the basis of submission of an application, curriculum vitae, letter of support from the participating employer and the submission of employer support agreement. We provide all CVs and application letters to potential employers for their selection processes.

Learning and assessment

Developed in partnership with leading television broadcasters, the BBC, SKY and ITV this apprentiship is delivered by top industry professionals during three residential weeks across the year.

The course covers key craft skills including: Vision Engineering, Sound Engineering, Networks and Media Management, Event and Location Management, Health, Safety and Power Management, and Professional and Team Working.

The diploma is assessed through work-based learning, company mentoring, and practical assessments from the UK’s leading professionals.


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Production facilities include HD video and broadcast TV cameras, broadcast TV studio, Outside Broadcast Truck, lighting rigs, track and dolly, jib arm crane, Steadicam, audio recording studio, photography studio, digital stills cameras, digital printers, Macs and PCs with Adobe Creative Suite and industry standard editing software. Equipment is free for students to use and small budgets are provided for project work.

All course books, journals and online resources are provided in the library.

Study support

Our comprehensive support services help our students to achieve their full potential – both academically and personally. 

We provide all students need to make the very best of their time with us, and progress from studies to a successful career as a confident and able graduate. 

Our support services include: 

  • Personal tutors 
  • Disability services 
  • Counselling services 
  • MyBradford student support centres 
  • The Students’ Union 
  • Chaplaincy and faith advisers 
  • An on-campus nursery 
  • Halls wardens 

We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning students can always find a place to get things done on campus. 

Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with individuals to develop academic, interpersonal and transferable skills. 


There is a healthy and growing programme of collaborative work with industry, much of it research based.

This is managed through the dedicated Digital Media Working Academy, which has also generated its own funding and is notable for housing a state-of-the-art motion capture system.

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.