How to become a vlogger
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- teaching yourself
- short private training courses
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 Certificate in Creative Digital Media
- Level 3 Diploma in Digital Content Production
A course that includes work experience will give you the chance to make contacts in the industry.
- 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
You could learn useful skills for this role through advanced apprenticeships like:
- junior content producer
- digital marketer
These typically take 12 to 18 months to complete as a mix of workplace learning and off-the-job study.
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
It's important that you get as much practical experience as you can.
- volunteer to create and edit videos for charities
- do a work placement in a digital marketing agency
- edit student or community film productions
- work on content for an employer's social media channels
Do IT has more information on volunteering opportunities in your area.
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.
Many people start vlogging as a hobby alongside doing other paid work. This gives you the chance to get subscribers or followers while you improve your skills
Professional and industry bodies
You could join the Institute of Data and Marketing for training opportunities and to make industry contacts.
You can find some useful resources to help you build the film making skills you'll need from Screenskills.