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EdExcel BTEC Diploma Level 3 Film & TV Production (2 x A level Equivalent ) at The Canterbury Academy

Course description

You will have the opportunity to make short films, documentaries, learn how to edit and produce your own films, as well as responding to live briefs, be enterprising and develop digital media skills. You will be assessed through your essays, production, and exam, as well as your presentations of work to a variety of large and small audiences. 

Course content

The units for the course include:

  • Digital Media Skills
  • Media Enterprise
  • Responding to a Commission
  • Storyboarding for Digital Media
  • Stop motion Animation
  • Scriptwriting
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Film Editing
  • Sound Editing

Entry requirements

We would recommend at least a grade 5 at GCSE in English as there is a lot of analysis as well as occasional essays. A level 2 media qualification would be a significant advantage, as would good ICT skills. 


40% mandatory CORE units (50% of which is an external assessment)

60% optional units (selected by the teacher – adapted to the needs of the students)

Future opportunities


Employment in media related industries.



This course can lead in many directions. Former students have gone on to study this at university level, either as a media/film studies course or courses to do with marketing, advertising, design, public relations, graphic design, and video games design.


Transferrable Skills

This is a practical and theoretical course that often feeds into students’ area of interest. For those who do not aspire to a career in media, the skills developed on the course are transferrable to a variety of higher educational course or job related opportunities. Skills include: team work, independence, communication (verbal and written), presentational and organisational skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Canterbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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