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BTEC Nationals Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Level 3 (Block E) at St Simon Stock Catholic School

Course description

The qualification provides a coherent introduction to the study of creative digital media production at this level.  Learners develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects.  It is designed for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the media industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other BTEC Nationals or A Levels.  This course will include both internally and externally assessed units where the students will be exploring digital communications, interactive media design and other web based technologies as well as pre-production techniques and communication and research skills for the creative media industry.

Course content

This specification allows greater opportunities for the students to learn about the creative process in today’s growing media creation sector . Students can be truly engaged in their studies by becoming active investigators rather than passive learners. Students will learn new aspects of work in the sector and gain a valuable insight. It builds on, rather than replicates, students’ functional ICT skills. The specification has been written to develop students’ understanding of the creative process in the media industry which will stand them in good stead for their future ambitions.

Entry requirements

It is required to have a C grade in GCSE ICT and a grade 4 in English.

Future opportunities

This course is a valuable introduction into the practical use of IT equipment for the work place for students that maybe are thinking about college or an apprenticeship after finishing the course. This course also carries UCAS points for university entry (up to A* at A Level) and will serve as a good start point for first year at university with much of the content covered by this course being directly applicable to an IT based degree.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Simon Stock Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years