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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production at Rawlins Academy

Course description

Designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels, this qualification offers learners a broad programme of study so that they understand the communication and planning skills needed for further study of the creative media sector. Learners work in teams and individually to develop media projects such as film productions and media campaigns. Media Production is a thriving subject, and the BTEC Level 3 courses are practical, exciting and empowering courses to study. You will develop your creative & technical ability and your professional, team working & communication skills. At the start of the course you will quickly develop skills in camerawork, editing (with Final Cut), lighting and sound through a series of practical workshops. You will then undertake the units required for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (worth 1 x A level). You will undertake two internally assessed units – Pre production portfolio & film production, and two externally assessed units – Media Representations (assessed via an on-screen exam where you will watch and respond to audio-visual media products) and Responding to a Commission (assessed as a 5 hour controlled assessment with two weeks preparation). Learners who progress quickly will have the opportunity in year 13 to take an additional two units - Media Campaigns & Advertising Production – which will result in the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production – the equivalent of 1.5 A levels.

Entry requirements

Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. It is not essential to have taken media at KS4 in order to take this course.


Portfolio of Evidence - On screen exam - Controlled assessment

Future opportunities

There are a wealth of careers in the fast growing Media industry, including: Television and Film production, camerawork, post-production, media researchers, game production, marketing and advertising, journalism, radio production.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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      • Dedicated Post 16 Facilities
      • Excellent ICT facilities
      • Grass sports pitches
      • Learning Resource Centre
      • Lecture/Film Theatre
      • Media editing suite
      • Multi-media resources in all teaching areas
      • Music Editing suite
      • New Rubber Crumb sports pitch
      • New Specialist Dance studio
      • Specialist Science facilities
      • Sports Hall and gym
      • Tennis courts