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Course Duration
2 Years

Examination Board

Entry Criteria
Grade 4 in both English and Maths GCSEs, and at least 3 other qualifications at grade 4 or above.

Why study BTEC Digital Creative Media?

What will I study during the course duration?

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 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 related career opportunities. 

How will I be assessed?

The BTEC has two units which are examination based (Unit 1 & Unit 8) and two units which  are internally assessed (Unit 4 & Unit 10). Each unit is given a credit value depending on the  guided learning hours. At the start of each internally assessed unit you will receive an  assignment brief detailing the tasks and criteria to be met. At the end of these units you will  be given a grade of pass, merit or distinction with written feedback.

Career opportunities and Future study

The course is designed for those who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the media Industries. If you want to continue with Media Studies in higher education, you will find a great number of degrees and other similar courses available. If you are dedicated and hardworking, your academic and vocational experience could lead you into a career in 

  • Broadcasting
  • Film
  • Radio
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Music production
  • Multimedia production 
  • Journalism