The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels.
Students wishing to take this BTEC will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications.
The qualification is for post 16 students wishing to focus their learning on creative digital media production, with a view to progressing to a related higher education course, and potentially a career in the creative industries.
In 2014, the UK Government reported that the creative industries were worth £8 million an hour to the UK economy. From Guardians of the Galaxy to Minecraft , the UK holds the talent and resources that produce some of the most innovative and imaginative media in the world.
The range of industries represented by creative digital media production includes film and television, digital publishing and digital games. These are some of fastest growing industries in the UK and are one of the areas in which the UK leads the rest of the world.
Assessment of Diploma:
A - Exploring and Developing
Creative Media Skills
B - Advancing Creative Practice
Creative Industry Response
At least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English Language grade 4 and Maths grade 2.
The qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels and is suitable for progression to university.
Students develop employability skills and knowledge through contextual projects, which build their communication skills and ability to work collaboratively, as well as developing practical skills in digital media hardware, software and processes. This would give students an advantage when applying for entry level roles in the industry such as a runner or production assistant in a television or film production company, or as a games tester in a games company, or to apprenticeships in 2D visual effects or digital content