If you want to work in the IT sector this is the perfect qualification for you!

This Level 3 course is ideal for people considering a career in social media, or those wanting to take their knowledge of ICT and social media to the next level. This is a practical, structured course, designed to ensure you really understand how to use a range of social media channels. This qualification provides students with the opportunity to develop their IT skills for personal use, preparation for employment and career progression.

Units include:

1. Improving productivity using IT

2. Using collaborative technologies

3. Using the internet

4. Video software

Residential and Online

Date and Times

24th February 2021 – 11th June 2021

Online only during lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19


Residential - 3 days, 2 nights each week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

There will be a two week break during the Easter holidays (2nd – 16th April 2021)

Level  Level 3
Awarding Body City & Guilds 
Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to record and edit video sequences to produce content for social media. As producing content for social media is as much about curating as it is creating you will also learn the best techniques for navigating the internet, sourcing media, and managing files. In addition, you will learn about working online and using collaborative software to video conference, share ideas and exchange work virtually.

You will have hands-on IT and social media tuition with tutors who have extensive experience and who have worked with global IT-oriented organisations and you will also have the opportunity to work with industry professionals. Social media professionals who work in the sector will be part of the course and will help you to develop a unique portfolio to show to employers. You will be able to engage in real-life social media campaigns including video, images and content-writing to familiarise yourself and to become confident with posting professional posts to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube and Instagram. 

Course Extras

As a bonus, once you have successfully enrolled onto the course you will be given a FREE Social Media Kit Pack, which will enable you to create professional content you’ll be proud to share across Social media. The pack includes a selection of creative accessories that are specifically designed for smartphones and mobile devices – perfect for creating content on-the-go, wherever you are and whenever inspiration strikes. The Social Media Kit Pack includes a smartphone mic, lighting accessories, and both a hand-held and free-standing tri-pod.

Entry Requirements

For this Level 3 certificate, students are expected to have a firm grasp of essential Level 1 and Level 2 ICT skills. Entrance to this course will be subject to an ICT competency assessment.

A certificate of Level 1 English is to be provided on application or if you are unable to produce a certificate, you can take an entry test to have your level of English assessed.

You will need your own computer with a camera and microphone installed so that you can fully engage with online learning. 

Please note that as this course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority it is only available to people living in certain areas of the West Midlands region. Contact our Admissions team to see if you are eligible to apply. Tel: 0121 472 0116 or email [email protected] 


The whole course, including all accommodation and food, ranges from fully funded (free) to £150 depending on the student’s financial circumstances.


This qualification can support you in the following career paths and subjects:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Social media Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social media Content Creation
  • Media Studies
  • Creative Media


Open Days

Why not join us online at our Open Day session on Tuesday 26th January  to find out more about this course, meet the tutors and have your questions answered?  Go to Open Days to register.