Vloggers create videos about their life or special interests and add them to their social media channels.
You can get into this job through:
You can do a college qualification to get practical skills in using editing equipment and software. Courses include:
- Level 1 Award In Video Editing and Production for Creative Media Industries
- Level 2 Technical Diploma in Digital Audio and Visual Production
- Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production
The most useful courses include work placements and give you the chance to make contacts in the industry.
- 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G) for a level 1 course
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) for a level 3 course
The following local colleges offer courses in Creative Media Production:
- City College Norwich
- East Coast College
- One Sixth Form College
- Suffolk New College
- The College of West Anglia
- West Suffolk College
Or your local 6th form may offer a relevant course.
You can work towards this role by starting a junior content producer advanced apprenticeship.
There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship.
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You could build up your skills and knowledge using free online learning resources that show you how to create vlogs and edit video and sound.
You could also take short courses in video editing run by film schools and private training providers.
You can get advice and tips online from other vloggers who have recently started up.
It's important that you get as much practical experience as you can.
You can do this through:
- volunteering to create and edit videos for charities
- doing a work placement in a digital marketing agency
- editing student or community film productions
- getting involved in your employer's social media channels
Do-it has more information on volunteering opportunities in your area.
You could join the Institute of Data and Marketing for training opportunities and to make industry contacts.
Career Path and Progression
You could work for a retail, fashion or marketing company, managing a team of freelance vloggers or social media influencers.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Digital marketer
- TV presenter
- Social media manager
- Video editor
- Broadcast journalist
- knowledge of media production and communication
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to understand people’s reactions
- excellent verbal communication skills
- thinking and reasoning skills to come up with new ideas
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- the ability to use your initiative
- ambition and a desire to succeed
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently