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The course offers an introduction to media employment and equips you with essential skills that will be necessary across the entire creative media sector. You will learn how to frame and shoot video footage, script writing, how to plan for a film shoot, how to edit, how to liaise with clients and much more. You can complete a single block Certificate (equivalent to 1 AS level) or the double block Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 full A Level) in the first year and then continue to a single or double block in the second year. You will be expected to purchase a SDHC memory card which will be used to back-up important work. The qualification has a mixture of independent and group-based work and you will be expected to work equally well in both scenarios. If you envision working in a creative industry, this is the course for you.


100% coursework, assessed by your teacher and verified by the awarding body.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or above in at least 4 GCSE / BTEC subjects.

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language.

You must be prepared to be on camera and must also sustain regular, high attendance due to the group-based production work.


Currently, you will focus on:

• how to construct specific film and television texts, such as:

o Short films

o Television adverts

o Corporate Videos

o Screenplays

o Music videos

o Documentaries

• digital videography using DSLRs and accompanying professional lighting and sound equipment

• editing moving image material using Premiere Pro. and After Effects

• job roles in the creative media sector

• the importance of planning and health and safety

You will also be presented with opportunities to attend film screenings, careers events and a trip to London to visit the BBFC, British Film Institute and Warner Bros. Studios. You can also submit your work to competitions and live briefs.


Many former students have gone on to study media production at film school or university or are now working in media production companies.

Course Information


BTEC Level 3

Course Work