Creative Media

BTEC Level 2 Certificate

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of two grade Ds at GCSE or a minimum of a Pass in one Level 2 BTEC or equivalent.

If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, September 2018, however, the College may need to make some changes by September 2019 in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College’s control.

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What will I study?

You will take two core units:

  • Digital Media and Audiences – Examined
  • Planning and Pitching – Coursework

You also take three specialist units in:

  • Video Production – Create your own movie trailers – Coursework
  • Media Industry in Context – Examined
  • Web Design – Create and host your own multimedia websites – Coursework

You will also undertake a significant amount of work experience outside the college. This will enable you to develop both your qualifications and your social skills of working in a real environment.

What skills do I need?

  • Enthusiasm
  • Basic I.T skills
  • An interest in developing your ideas
  • Creativity

Examining Board


What should I study this course?

This is a very interactive practical course that involves producing video, internet and print-based media products. You will benefit from using the fantastic facilities in our media centre. You will learn and develop practical skills and literacy that are both challenging and fun.  Within this programme of study you will gain a qualification in Media equivalent to 2 GCSEs, You will study English and Mathematics up to achieving the grade of 5/C and complete at least 30 hours work experience during the year.  During this whole qualification you will develop skills academically and social which will also lead to an Employability Skills Passport Certificate which will help to prepare your for the workplace, should you choose to enter it after this qualification.

How is the course assessed?

This course has two exams and your work will be assessed throughout the course. You will be given a grade for each unit – Pass, Merit and Distinction and these will be used to calculate your final grade. All coursework units are internally marked and externally moderated.

What will this course prepare me for?

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media is a practical work related course and provides a good basis for employment or more advanced related qualifications.

Private Study

Students are encouraged to develop their skills outside of the classroom. Video recording, sound recording and reflective online Blogs.

What materials will I need to provide?

None. You will benefit from using the fantastic facilities in our new Media Centre including industry standard software, High-definition digital cameras and state-of-the-art audio equipment. All equipment can all be booked out to you from the college.

How will I be taught?

Classroom based teaching and learning. Using Computer Video editing suites, both individually and in groups.

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media is for you if:

You have an interest in creating and exploring film making, web design and print based media products. Learning new software packages and enjoys both practical and written work.

BTEc Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media is not for you if:

If you are geared towards theoretical academic learning. You do not enjoy working as part of a group.