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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate Digital Creative Media at The Hayesbrook School

Course description

Creative Media Production is a two year course which provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of creative digital media products. You will develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. The course is designed for those of you 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 BTECs or A levels. The BTEC is both examination and coursework based with four units designed to cover a wide range of academic and vocational skills. You will research and analyse the language of Media with a strong focus on media key concepts. This knowledge constructs your pre-production planning for a professionally filmed final production in year two. You will learn industry-standard editing techniques and research the development of a genre which will form the basis of your final script. The course acts as a thorough introduction to the most important aspects of the media and the various career opportunities in this (and related) fields. If you want to continue with Media Studies in higher education, you will find a great number of degrees and other similar courses available. Careers in the Media do not come easy; it is expected that you have a wide experience of working on media productions for a wide variety of institutions (educational and professional). If you are dedicated and hardworking, your academic and vocational experience could lead them into a career in broadcasting, film, radio, advertising, marketing, music production, multimedia production or journalism.

Entry requirements

We expect our Sixth Formers to have achieved at least a Grade 4 in both their English and Maths GCSEs, and at least 3 other qualifications at 4+ (or equivalent), in addition they need a GCSE 6 grade (or equivalent) in the subjects selected for post 16 studies.



The BTEC has two units which are examination based (Unit 1 & Unit 8) and two units which are internally assessed (Unit 4 & Unit 10). Each unit is given a credit value depending on the guided learning hours. At the start of each internally assessed unit you will receive an assignment brief detailing the tasks and criteria to be met. At the end of these units you will be given a grade of pass, merit or distinction with written feedback

Future opportunities

Many university degree courses to choose from and higher level apprenticeships  are linked to Creative Media. It is a very employable subject and it links well with most of the other post 16 options at Hayesbrook. Below are some of the jobs that people with qualifications in this subject gain employment in.

Marketing Manager

Digital Editior 


Digital Marketing

Social Media Marketing

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.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of planned places: 20