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The structure of the qualifications is in keeping with current industry practice and university teaching and assessment methodology. The completion of an extensive portfolio that showcases learners’ skills and knowledge will prepare them for progression. Minimising the number of assessment units allows for large-scale projects and provides a holistic learning experience. This enables a diagnostic process that balances development of skills with personal growth and intentions.

The breadth of study in each qualification gives learners opportunities to consider their practice in the context of professional practice with work from inception of ideas to completion. The assessment enables learners to demonstrate valuable skills such as analysis, planning, organisation and critical thinking in the context of developing practical outcomes.


Entry Requirements

A grade 4 or above in English Language is essential.

Students must have a genuine passion and interest for media production. Students do not have to have studied the subject before, but must be open to working with new people, new technology and external clients. If an applicant has not studied a practical subject before, such as Media, Film, Art & Design, Design Technology, etc., a portfolio may be required.


This is a fantastically unique qualification which enables young people to develop essential knowledge and technical skills that are highly prized by employers and higher education institutions. There is a vast amount of freedom and scope in the course for learners to pursue their own interests and subject specialisms, whilst guided by experienced teachers.

During the course, learners will explore a variety of still and moving image media (and associated) platforms, including; video, VFX, photography, graphics, animation, screenwriting and sound. Perfect for those who seek a well-rounded and broad creative educational experience.

Units covered in year 1 (Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills) are:

• Skills Development

• Creative Project

Units covered in year 2 (Advancing Creative Practice) are:

• Personal Progression

• Creative Industry Response

There is also an opportunity to undertake an optional L4 module, ‘Critical Self-appraisal’.


This qualification supports progression to an apprenticeship in the creative media sector or to a further year of study at Level 3. It is also a perfect stepping stone to the L4 UAL Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise or Art & Design, both of which are delivered at EN.

ScreenSkills website:

Josh and Matty Trett – Trett Films

Johnny Hinsley and Charlie Ditcham worked on the Danny Boyle movie (I have a picture)

Alana Taylor – Channel 4 work placement

Course Information


BTEC Level 3

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