Our BTEC Level 3 Creative Media (Digital Film and Video) qualification is available as a number of options. Your choice will depend on your future career plans.

This qualification supports a huge range of careers in the creative media industry, and progression to degree level study.

Are you aiming for a career in the creative industries? Could you see yourself working in the dynamic and fast paced world of film or TV in a production, commissioning or editing role? This course will open up a world of opportunity for you. With options to specialise in areas such as editing or single camera techniques, you can choose a specialism relating to your chosen career.

The Extended Certificate is a one A Level equivalent, and if you would like Creative Media to form more of your study programme, consider the 2 or 3 A Level equivalents.

Grade 4 in GCSE Media Studies and/or GCSE Art is desirable. General entry criteria also applies.


Your topics will see you preparing for further study or employment and give you a wide and comprehensive understanding of the creative industries, and develop the skills you need to succeed. Topics will include:

• Video editing techniques

• Film production

• Sound design

• Documentary production

This hands on and unique course will see you learn by completing projects, carrying out research and developing your technical skills. You will enjoy developing your knowledge through trips, visits and speakers.

Our outstanding departmental staff will guide you through your course, helping you to understand how media influences our lives and the diverse career paths studying BTEC Creative Media will open up for you!

We have state-of-the-art facilities, including a video editing suite and the latest industry standard software and hardware.

Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. Each unit will be graded at pass, merit, distinction or distinction*, giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.

Our courses have a well-proven record of supporting students to progress to higher education. Our students often opt for related degrees such as Film Production, Television Production, Journalism or Editing.

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The TV, Film and Radio industries are growing year on year and there are estimated to be almost 250,000 jobs in the sector.

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