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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Digital Film & Video Production at Valley Park School

Course description

This is a two year course which provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of creative digital Film and Video production.  You will develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. The course is designed for those of you who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the Media Industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other BTECs or A levels. The BTEC is both examination and coursework based with four units designed to cover a wide range of academic and vocational skills. You will research and analyse the language of Media with a strong focus on media key concepts. This knowledge constructs your pre-production planning for a professionally filmed final production in year two. You will learn industry-standard editing techniques on the dedicated Apple Macs and research the development of a genre which will form the basis of your final script. The course acts as a thorough introduction to the most important aspects of the media and the various career opportunities in this (and related) fields. If you want to continue with Media Studies in higher education, you will find a great number of degrees and other similar courses available. Careers in the Media do not come easy; it is expected that you have a wide experience of working on media productions for a wide variety of institutions (educational and professional). If you are dedicated and hardworking, your academic and vocational experience could lead them into a career in broadcasting, film, radio, advertising, marketing, music production, multimedia production or journalism.

Entry requirements

A Merit or Distinction in Creative Media Production (Level 2 BTEC) or grade 5 or above in GCSE Media Studies. If you have not taken a media course then a Grade 4 in GCSE English is required.


Students sit one exam: Digital Media Skills (Unit 3) which is worth 33% of the overall grade. This assessment is completed under 30-hours of supervised time and is sat in May/June. The majority of the course is assessed through assignments which accompany each Media unit.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 October 2018
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