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Media Production (BTEC Level 2) at New College Swindon

Course description

OCR Cambridge Technicals courses have few or no exams, but instead assessed by coursework.  They are vocational courses, with the emphasis on ‘learning by doing’, and they are assessed by your written assignments or practical work. The OCR Level 2 in Media Production is a nationally recognised one-year qualification, broadly equivalent to 4 GCSEs. It allows you to progress to an OCR Level 3 course.

Course content

This course has been developed to prepare you for a media-related job. It is an essential foundation for anyone wanting a career in the highly competitive creative industries. You will learn and develop the core aspects of research methods and techniques, along with employability skills such as communication and teamwork. These are vital qualities within the media industries, but also provide a strong foundation for employment in any field.

You will learn about the industry and about how media products are constructed and consumed. You will then apply that knowledge to your own productions and case studies, in areas such as television, radio, photography, advertising and video games.

Entry requirements

Normally you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language.


Assessment is internally assessed portfolios. There is an important element of group work. You will work closely with your tutors, who will regularly evaluate and discuss your progress.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the OCR Cambridge Technical in Media Production or continue to study in a related vocational area. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto an A Level programme of study.

The OCR Cambridge Technical in Media Production course also prepares you for any career in which communication skills, the ability to work productively as part of a team, or creative thinking are important.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 April 2016

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