BTEC Level 3 – Creative Digital Media Production

This vocational and practical course is ideal for students who would like to build their creative digital media portfolio and production skills.

It complements a wide range of subjects such as English, Film, Dance, Art, Graphics, Photography, IT, Business, Sport, Drama and Sociology.

  • Who Is This Course For?

    Any student with an interest in the Media and/or thoughts of following a Higher Education course in Media / Film / Communications / Journalism / Cultural Studies.

    The Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production is an exciting and practical course which offers a number of transferable skills in preparation for employment or further educational study in areas such as; Television and Film, Radio, Sound Recording, Print-Based Media, Interactive Media and Games Development. This course is aimed provide learners with the strongest opportunity for employment and provide skills that can be transferable in all areas of media including film photography and sound.

    The College entry criteria for all level three courses can be found on our ”Entry Criteria Guidance” pdf document.

  • Course Details:


    Course content

    There are 3 mandatory units, 1 internal and 2 external, plus one optional unit within this qualification:

    – Media Representations
    – Pre-Production Portfolio
    – Responding to a commission
    – Plus one optional unit yet to be confirmed.

    Assessment methods

    On screen exam (external): Unit 1 media representations. Set and marked by exam board. Learners will complete a 2-hour onscreen exam where they will watch and control audio-visual media products and analyse them in terms of media messages. This test is worth 80 marks.

    Internal assessment: Unit 4 Pre-Production portfolio. You will be required to produce a report, presentation and a written/audio/video summary to document how pre-production was managed.

    Task (external): Unit 8 Responding to a commission. A task set and marked by the exam board completed under supervised conditions. This will consist of 2 parts. Part A: Learners will be provided with a commission for a media production. Part B will be a task completed in 5 hours under supervised conditions. This will be a written submission worth 75 Marks.

    The Media Studies department at Wyke Sixth Form College

    The Media Studies department has five dedicated Media teaching rooms with access to the Media resource room which is equipped with PCs and a suite of iMac computers. Creative Digital Media students will have access to a variety of production equipment such as DSLR cameras, tripods, Go-Pro’s, a Drone, Mini studio, recording mics and much more to be able to produce and edit their final submission piece.

    The Creative Media Production team is:

    Rebecca Ives (Course Leader)

    Jonathan Towlson (Teacher)

    Liam Peachey  (Digital Media Technician)

  • Progression:

    As we live in a media dominated world, gaining excellent digital media ability will equip students with the skills that many employers require. It will also help students when applying to University courses that require students to attend interview with a portfolio of work.

    In the past former Wyke media students have progressed onto careers in advertising, broadcast media, radio, print journalism, social media, website development and video production.