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Digital Media - Level 3 Cambridge Technical at Backwell School

Course description

Media at Backwell Sixth Form has built a considerable reputation from the success of the Creative and Media Diploma over the last six years. The changes in applied qualifications have made available a variety of new and even more flexible qualifications and we have chosen now to offer the OCR Cambridge Technical course.

The programme is a new approach post-16 study based at Bristol Metropolitan Academy, developed by Arts Council England and Boomsatsuma at Backwell School. We are focused on providing a new style course that offers differentiated progression to your chosen destination, be that further education, university or the workplace. We offer an entirely project led and business-like media course, working as a commercial arts agency, meaning that students’ creative work is used to deliver practical, real-world projects for the community.

Why Media? Where can that take me? The programme uses media production thematically to build the work of the group. Students in the current programme have a diverse range of destination targets that range from the expected Film and TV, Photography, Animation, Illustration, Interactive gaming, Graphic Design undergraduate courses to the less obvious Criminology, International Business, Marketing, Public relations, and in one case the police service.

The Qualification is the OCR Cambridge Technical in Media Level 3. The qualification is scalable from 30 to 90 credits. We have shown equivalent in A level size below as many aren’t familiar with diploma structures. The key fact here being that they are UCAS accredited and leave the door open to university progression. 100% of the current programme is working towards the subsidiary diploma.

Entry requirements

The willingness to commit the programme, work as a team and engage.

This an applied programme at Backwell with work on locations in and around the area as required by the projects. It requires a commitment to twilight lessons to 5.00 pm at least once a week.

This course is run for Backwell School by Boomsatsuma. More details can be found on or email Mark Curtis direct on

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September