On site courses for 16-19 year olds

If you’re aged 16-19 and interested in a production career, then you’ve come to the right place!  We’re pleased to offer two different diplomas delivered by our further education partner boomsatsuma; the Film & Television Production Diploma and the Stage & Screen Production Arts Diploma.

Taught in classrooms on site, these unique courses give students the chance to learn in a working studio environment whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. We particularly encourage applications from young people local to us in South Bristol.

For more information about either of these courses, contact boomsatsuma’s Post-16 Programme Lead Elliot Lamb (elliot@boomsatsuma.com / 07895 204774).  You can also register for an open event at www.boomsatsuma.education/events.

Film and Television Production Diploma at The Bottle Yard Studios

The Film & Television Production Diploma offers hands on education and training across filmmaking, TV production, lighting, photography, events management, animation graphic design, production design, sound design and more.

Alongside these curriculum-facing projects are extra opportunities arising from the unique fact that this course is based at an active TV and film facility, including work placements on active productions, behind the scenes set tours, use of facilities and runner positions.

Paired with a broad experience of varied real-world projects, teamwork, industry insight and potentially even newly garnered professional relationships, the course equips young people with a range of skills and experience to enable them to choose a career progression route that suits them, whether that be university, an apprenticeship, further training, employment or freelancing.

Open to 16-19 year olds, this OCR Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels and worth up to 168 UCAS tariff points. 20 spaces are available on this course each year. Visit the boomsatsuma website for full course details and how to apply. 

Stage & Screen Production Arts Diploma at The Bottle Yard Studios

The Stage and Screen Production Arts Diploma is developed in partnership with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, and one of the leading drama schools in the world.

The course offers practical, hands-on education and training across theatre, recorded media and events. It covers lighting, sound and set design, lighting and sound technician skills, stage and TV floor management, event management, camera operation, film editing and music production techniques

Open to 16-19 year olds, this course is a full time two year Extended Level 3 Diploma (equivalent of up to 3 A* A-levels). 30 spaces are available on this course each year. Visit the boomsatsuma website for full course details and how to apply.