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Creative Media Production (Television and Film) BTEC Level 3 Certificate at Budehaven Community School

Course description

The Creative Media Production qualification has been developed in the creative media sector to provide vocationally-related education for those interested in pursuing a career in media. This could be: Film; Television; Broadcast Journalism; Advertising; PostProduction; Marketing and Set Design.

Students have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 Certificate in the first year of the course (30 credits) which is carried over to the second year of the course, where learners attain a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (60 credits), with A Level equivalency.

Course content

In Year 12, BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Creative Media Production (30 credits): Learners will complete four units in order to achieve their 30 credits:

1. Pre-production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries (5 credits)

2. Communication Skills for Creative Media Production (5 credits)

3. Understanding the Television and Film Industries (10 credits) 4. Television and Video Studies (10 credits)

In Year 13, BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production (60 credits):

Learners will carry forward their 30 credits from the Certificate year and in addition, study:

5. Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries (10 credits)

6. ‘Single Camera Techniques’ (10 credits)

7. Film Studies (10 credits)

Television and film will be analysed in class and students will be expected to become active and critical consumers of these areas of the creative media industry.

Where possible, students will be working in an applied context and so will need to be prepared to work in small teams and to make contact with professionals in the creative media industry. Visiting speakers will be invited into class to share their experiences with the students.

Entry requirements

A C grade at GCSE English Language or Literature is desirable. A D grade in either is essential.

Students must exhibit a genuine interest in Media – it is crucial to their success on the course. They should also be self-motivated and able to research wider aspects of the Media industry independently.


All assessment is carried out internally and moderated by the awarding body (Edexcel). Candidates will complete ongoing coursework in a range of formats such as research presentations, video productions and creative pieces.

Future opportunities

The Creative Media Production qualification provides directly transferable knowledge and skills to young people looking to work in the media. 62% of large companies in the UK actively employ young people with BTEC qualifications and 20% of BTEC students go on to undergraduate degree courses opening the door to careers such as journalism, marketing, advertising, television, film, radio and theatre. Many further and higher education providers offer courses to further vocational study in this field, where young people can specialise further according to their interests and career intentions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budehaven Community School directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2016

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