This qualification aims to:

  • develop further technical skills and knowledge in film and television
  • develop learners’ collaborative working and entrepreneurial awareness

Entry guidance

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake these qualifications.

To be awarded the LMA Level 3 Diploma in Film & Television, learners are required to successfully complete all 11 units

  • Unit 01 – Understanding the creative media industry (8 credits)
  • Unit 02 - Plan and produce work to a design brief (8 credits)
  • Unit 03 - Broadcast journalism (8 credits)
  • Unit 04 - Directing for film and television (8 credits)
  • Unit 05 - Editing for film and television (8 credits)
  • Unit 06 – Factual programme production (8 credits)
  • Unit 07 – Internet broadcasting (8 credits)
  • Unit 08 – Studio lighting for film and television (8 credits)
  • Unit 09 – Multi-camera production (8 credits)
  • Unit 10 – Single camera production (8 credits)
  • Unit 11 – Sound recording techniques (8 credits)

Total Qualification Time: 560

Guided learning hours (GLH): 220

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.