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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media (Games) at Ysgol Brynrefail

Course description

What will I learn?

The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media consists of three core units plus three specialist units for the completed qualification.

The compulsory units will cover Pre-Production Techniques for the creative media industries, Communication Skills for Creative Media Production, Research Techniques for the Creative Media industries.

Optional Units can cover:- Understanding the Computer Games Industry, 3D Modelling and Animation, Computer Game Engines, Computer Game Design, Sound for Computer Games, Flash for Computer Games, Designing Tests for Computer Games, Digital Graphics for Computer Games.

How will I learn?

The course is a partnership between Arfon and Môn secondary schools and Coleg Menai and is the equivalent of one A Level (one year of study will give the opportunity to achieve a level 3 BTEC Certificate, which is equivalent to one AS Level). You will spend a full extended afternoon (1.00pm - 5.00pm) at Coleg Menai, Llangefni site. You will also need to spend some time studying each week using Coleg Menai’s online resources. Your school will arrange free transport to and from Coleg Menai.

This course is a mix of practical and classroom tasks and you will get a chance to prepare and practise your skills before you are assessed so that you know and understand what you will have to do.

What will I need?

It is essential that you are interested in the Creative Media industry and show a strong motivation to follow the course on the extended afternoon in Coleg Menai.


There will be no examinations but you will be continuously assessed through assessments and coursework by the tutor and the examination board.

Future opportunities

A Distinction* grade in the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will give you 140 UCAS points.

What happens after this course?

At the end of this course, here are some of the pathways available:-

  • Follow further Creative Media qualifications at level 3 at Coleg Menai, eg Level 3 BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma.
  • Follow a modern degree course in Creative Media, Music Technology, Sound Engineering or Performance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Brynrefail directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years