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Media Production - BTEC Level 3 at Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college

Course description

Why study Media BTEC?

Media @ Lyng Hall is not just an education… it is an experience.  This course allows you to interact with the latest technology, become a pro at presenting your work to others and working as part of a team to produce music videos, TV programs and documentaries, these skills could help you in future occupations and courses!


Course content

BTEC media is a two year course. In the first year you will study:

Pre Production Techniques: Through following this unit learners will develop an awareness that any media production operates within limitations regarding time, facilities, personnel and budget.

Communication Techniques:  This unit aims to improve the functional communication skills of learners, they will therefore develop their ability to communicate their thoughts and ideas through pitches, proposals and reports to a range of audiences using appropriate modes of address and forms of technology.

Research Methods: Research is fundamental to all aspects of creative media production and is the essential starting point for productions of any scale.

Single Camera Production: This unit aims to give learners an opportunity to use production skills, already gained from previous units, and develop them further to create a production using single camera techniques.

In the second year you will study:

Film Studies: Through following this unit learners will develop an understanding of a number of theoretical approaches to film and apply them to specific films.

Music Video Production: Learners will develop the creative knowledge needed to entertain and engage the target audience, to potentially consider the requirements of a client and fulfil the promotional purpose of the product. 

Social Action and Community Media: Through following this unit, learners will develop an understanding of the relationship between the purpose of a work and its techniques, the conditions of production, and the intended distribution and exhibition of the work, not only in relation to community media but also in relation to the media in general.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs A* - C including a C in English and ICT


Students must pass all 7 units on their programme of learning to be awarded a BTEC National Certificate. All units will be individually graded as 'pass', 'merit' or 'distinction'. To achieve a pass grade for the unit learners must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications. This gives transparency to the assessment process and provides for the establishment of national standards for each qualification.


The units in BTEC qualifications all have a standard format which is designed to provide clear guidance on the requirements of the qualification for learners, assessors and those responsible for monitoring national standards.

Future opportunities

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore, all of which will benefit from your studies, for example: audio-visual technician, radio sound engineer or TV/film editor.


Further information

For further information please contact:

Miss L Adamson,  Lead Media Teacher


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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