BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative digital media production at The Creative & Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus
This qualification is designed to give learners a technical understanding of film and television production. Learners gain knowledge and skills in areas such as single- and multi-camera techniques, lighting, sound recording and editing to produce practical film and television projects. The qualification is for post-16 learners and is intended as a two-year programme of study. It is aimed at students looking to progress to employment in this sector.
Equivalent in size to three A Levels.
13 units of which 7 are mandatory and 6 are optional.
Mandatory content - 7 units
External assessment – 4 units
Areas of study include:
Pre Production Portfolio
Responding to a Commission
Film Production – Fiction
Single Camera Techniques
Specialist Subject Investigation
Students applying for the Level 3 BTEC in Creative Media should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to prepare a portfolio along with a written task set by the CMSS. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the creative digital media suite are:
• Onscreen exam – learners take the onscreen assessment during a defined window
• Set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate
understanding through completion of a vocational task
• Performance – learners prepare for assessment over an extended window and
demonstrate skills that generate some non-written evidence.
- Under 19 at the start of the academic year you want a bursary for
- Studying at a School or College, or an unpaid training course
- You’re in, or recently have left, Local Authority case
- You get Income Support of Universal Credit in your name
- You’re disabled and get both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and either Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP in your name.
- Bus passes to and from College, where the distance travelled justifies this
- Specialist course equipment
- Costs incurred for placements and business engagement opportunities
- Transports and fees for course events/trips/university visits
- Transports and fees for enrichment events offered, or arranged, by the Studio School which could benefit the student’s progression routes
- Are under 19 years at the start of the year the bursary is needed for
- Have at least 90 % attendance
- Are meeting expectations for good behaviour and progress
- Are in receipt of Free School Meals
- Meet the above eligibility criteria
- Complete the application form answering all the questions in full – don’t forget to sign it
- Attach the evidence as indicated on the application form (original evidence is required which will be photocopied and returned to you)
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.
Please note: Whilst the C&MSS will do all we can to accommodate your course preferences, we have to ensure the course numbers are viable. Should a course not run due to low numbers in this option, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity. This is usually before the end of your GCSES so you have plenty time to reconsider your options.
Results for 2017:
39% achieved D-D* grades
100% pass rate
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.