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Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 at Collingwood College

Course description

This BTEC qualification is a practical course with written aspects to consolidate learning. It is split into 7 key units studies over 2 years. The course is designed to introduce students to the Creative Media landscape and teach both practical and research based skills that will prepare learners for either a career in Media or further education in the field. Students will produce detailed portfolios of work that will cover all aspects of production, from planning meetings to risk assessments and editing preparation. The course is hands on and will encourage students to be creative and innovative when creating Media products. Students have full use of a collection of semi-professional camcorders and SLR cameras and access to a dedicated studio space. They also benefit from being able to work in an editing suite running the Adobe Creative Suite.

Course content

Year 12 Certificate – equivalent to an AS level

  • Unit 1 – Pre Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Unit 2 – Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Unit 16 – Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Unit 22 – Single Camera Techniques

Year 13 (Subsidiary Diploma) – equivalent to full A level

  • Unit 3 – Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Unit 29 – Music Video Production
  • Unit 30 – TV Advertising

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade A*-C (or equivalent). Grade D in GCSE English is advised and experience shows that your chances of success are greater in this subject if you have a Grade C in English Language.


The course is 100% internally assessed. There will not be any externally assessed units for this qualification.

Future opportunities

At university level there are a number of institutions offering practical based degree courses from Film Production to Scriptwriting and Radio Production. There are also many apprenticeships available in the media industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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