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Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production is a practical, work-related course.  You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.  As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career.

Course content


Over the 2 year course the subjects you will study include:


  • Production Planning – Developing ideas and organisation of a production.
  • Production Skills – Single, Multi-Camera and Interview Techniques.
  • Post Production – Video Editing Techniques and DVD Authoring.
  • Television and Film Studies.
  • Writing for Television and Video.


What media products will I produce?


  • Factual Programmes                
  • Short Video Dramas
  • Installation Videos
  • Advertisements
  • Music Videos
  • Promotional Material
  • Television Ident
  • Script Writing
  • Multi Camera Programme


It is equivalent to three A Levels, which means that when you have finished the course you can choose whether to get a job straight away or go into higher education.  This course provides you with an understanding of how the media industry works, the ways in which media producers make their product and the job roles within the industry.


English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and maths. Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades. Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to university or employment.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 different GCSE’s passes at grade C or above preferably including English or Maths or functional skills equivalent at Level 2. A full Level 2 Diploma in a related subject achieved at Merit grade or above. Pass grade will be considered if suitable practical / vocational skills can be demonstrated and a satisfactory reference provided.

Qualifications other than GCSE’s, in a subject not directly related to this course will be only recognised as equivalent to 1 GCSE.

Other experience will be considered for mature applicants.

Selection will be by interview. You may be asked to provide some examples of your own work or some evidence of your interest in Media.


You will be continually assessed throughout the two years.  Projects are designed to cover a broad range of activities, both practical and theoretical.  Projects are graded according to the BTEC criteria.  Coursework provides evidence of the activities and assignments that have taken place.


Each Unit is graded – Pass, Merit, Distinction and awarded points.  The points gained determine the overall result, which is also graded – Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Assessed work is internally verified and progress is closely monitored through tutorials and formal assessment.

Financial information

If you require any advice on financial /travel support towards your education, please contact Student Services on 01785 275512 and ask for Carole Moore, or by email:

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges).  If you want to get a job straight away you could work in: TV, Film and Video Production or Radio.  If you decide to go to university or college you could take an honours degree or a Foundation Degree in Media.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses, you can write, visit, or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468.  Our e-mail address is:  If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to talk to our guidance advisors.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stafford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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