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Media Production BTEC Level 3 *Fees Payable* at DLD College

Course description

If you see yourself working in film, television, music, publishing or advertising then our course offers you a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge needed to get ahead. The BTEC Media Production qualification is a fun and exciting practical course that is the equivalent of three full A-Levels.

You can get your first step towards a career in the creative industries by studying BTEC Media Production. Media is a challenging and creative industry and it requires people with imagination and enthusiasm.

Many students progress from their level 3 BTEC on to undergraduate courses and some may even go straight into employment within the creative sector.

Course content

During the course you will produce a portfolio of media work that includes short films, music videos, live television broadcasts and digital publishing. Rather than taking an exam, you demonstrate your knowledge practically and assessment methods are varied, therefore giving you the best opportunities to succeed.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have achieved five GCSEs, including a C grade in English. We also ask that you demonstrate an enthusiasm for media.


To study BTEC, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0.

At the start of each academic year of study, students following a BTEC course without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside BTEC lessons.

If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the BTEC programme you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre-BTEC) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level.


Rather than studying for an exam, you can demonstrate your knowledge practically and you will find that assessment methods are varied, giving you the best opportunities to succeed. You will have a variety of assessment tasks, from creating presentations to writing scripts or filming and editing video footage.


Future opportunities

Students can continue to study media production at universities around the UK. Universities can offer a more specialised route of study, such as post-production or creative writing. Some students move directly into industry. 

The variety of techniques gained during the course make our students desirable to both universities and employers alike. Our BTEC graduates have been accepted to study degree programmes in International Marketing, Sociology, Film and Television Production at a range of universities including Central Film School, Nottingham, Middlesex, Ravensbourne and Westminster.

Further information

We have state of the art facilities designed to replicate the technology you will use in the industry. In lessons you will utilise a variety of teaching methods, our facilities include; a portable 4K television broadcasting unit and a Mac editing suite complete with Final Cut Pro, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and After Effects. We also have a range of equipment available for students to book out and use inside and outside of lessons, including Go Pro HD cameras, Canon, JVC and Nikon digital cameras.

We have an impressive array of guest speakers and educational visits. Previous guest speakers have included Mike Hodges (director of Get Carter), Jason Cowley (editor of The New Statesman), Helen O’Hara (freelance film journalist) and Justin Gorman (Head of Entertainment at Channel 4). We have a regular visit to BBC Broadcasting House and we have also visited Warner House and the Harry Potter studios.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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    • DLD College London is situated in the heart of London, directly opposite Westminster and Big Ben. The campus is a few minutes walk from Westminster Underground or Waterloo Station.