Qualification: BTEC Extended Certificate
Are you interested in a career in the media industry, journalism, web design or digital content production? If so, this new, varied and creative course is for you! Run as a shared enterprise between the Media and Computing departments, this BTEC balances the creativity and design of Media Studies with the technological construction, coding and interactivity of Computer Science.
You will learn how to design and build a range of digital media products for the 21st century and develop skills that will make you a fantastic candidate for employment or higher education in the field of content production.
This qualification was developed in consultation with employers to ensure that it is closely linked to the skills you will need to work in the media industry. The content also prepares you for higher education by developing the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in a media or computing related degree course.
There are two compulsory units, which cover the following areas of digital content production:
In addition to the compulsory content, you will complete three optional units from a choice of nine. Optional units will introduce you to specialist areas of the industry and will link with lots of different jobs. The optional units cover areas such as:
• web and app production
• 2D digital graphics
• digital photography and image manipulation
• graphics and layout
Digital Media Skills (120 hours to produce a portfolio of work)
Digital Magazine Production (60 hours to produce a portfolio of work)
You will study three of these (60 hours per unit) and produce a portfolio of work for each
In all cases, the portfolios of work will include phases of research, planning, production and evaluation/reflection.
This qualification is perfectly designed to lead into an apprenticeship, employment or higher education in the media or digital content production industries. For example, potential careers could include:
Grade 4 in English Language and Creative iMedia (if taken)
There are no essential expenses in Creative Digital Media Production. All resources and equipment will be provided.