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Creative Media BTEC Level 1 Certificate at Stafford College

Course description

This course has been designed as a progression for learners who have achieved a majority of E – G grades at GCSEs, or completed an Entry 3 level course and need a supported environment to continue with their studies. Confidence building and strategies for personal development will be taught alongside Skills for Life qualifications and vocational units. Some units will be taught by the staff of the LLDD team and other units by the vocational staff Assessment To gain certification learners must achieve all 8 units of the course. They will be assessed both practically and in written work.

Course content

Level 1 Certificate in Creative Media Production – 16 credits

If you are interested in the internet, interactive media, television, film, newspapers and magazines this course is a starting point in considering a career in these fast developing media industries. Through practical projects, you will experiment with a range of media and techniques, developing, for example, digital images, graphics, web pages, films, animations and audio products. The course encourages creativity whilst focusing on the development of practical skills and teaches you how to express ideas. The work produced on the course will be essential if you intend to apply to a Level 2 Media or Art and Design qualification, either at Stafford College or any other college. However, the course also develops a range of transferable skills, for example, how to plan and generate ideas, problem solve, manage your time and evaluate your work. These are essential skills when progressing to any Level 2 course.


The units that you will cover on this Creative Media Production course are:

Exploring Digital Photography

Developing Video Products

Developing Multimedia Products

Developing Animation


At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to exhibit in the annual art and design show.


English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and Maths. Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades. Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to university or employment.



Whilst on this programme you will also work towards a Functional Skills Level 1 qualification in ICT. This will help you to become more confident and capable when using ICT systems and tools so that you can find and select information and be able to develop, present and communicate information in both life and work.


Level 1 Award in Work Skills - 3 credits

This Work Skills Award will introduce you to the skills, qualities and knowledge that are essential for successful performance in working life. It will explore the things that employers will be looking for in particular vocational sectors and it will be the starting point for you to prepare yourself for employment.


Level 1 Certificate in Sustainability Skills – 13 credits

This is a practical qualification designed to teach you what it means to be a global citizen. It will explore personal, citizenship, workplace and sustainability skills, helping you to understand the importance of behaving responsibility, to be a successful adult and make a positive contribution to your home life and community.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs E grade or entry level 3 qualification


To gain certification learners must achieve all units of the course but will be certificated separately for each part of the qualification


You will be assessed on both the practical and written work that you have produced during each unit and also the observations that teachers have made in relation to your self management and health and safety.

Financial information

Please contact the College for information.

Future opportunities

Entry into level 2 if appropriate

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stafford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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