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Media : Level 2 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (= 1.5 GCSEs)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


A lot of the course is practical and requires you to complete tasks. This will include: working individually or in groups; researching and presenting information; using camera equipment and editing software; and planning and developing creative work. There will also be lots of opportunities for classroom discussion.


At level two, you have the option to do a Cambridge Technical Level 2 Extended Certificate in Media. This will include the following units:

  1. Introducing Media Products and Audiences (10 credits)
  2. Planning and Producing a Media Product (10 credits)
  3. Print-based Advertising Media (10 credits)

These units will be confirmed when you enrol.

How will it be delivered?

There are four grades available: Pass, Merit, Distinction, and Distinction*. The course is assessed completely through coursework.

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade Ds/ 3s at GCSE, or equivalent, including English or English Language.

Your next steps...

The Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1.5 GCSEs. A pass or above will help you to progress onto level 3 BTEC courses, provided you meet the other entry requirements.

What does the course combine well with?

Other subjects seen as complementing Media include Film, Graphics, Photography and English. However, it may also fit with IT and Business.


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