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Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Extended Certificate


BTEC Extended Certificate

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production is an exciting and challenging course which introduces students to a range of different media concepts and practical production skills through a variety of different assessment methods: external exam, set tasks that are marked externally by the exam board and coursework which is marked internally by your media teacher.

Equivalent to: 1 A Level Units Studied

Units Studied

Unit 1 - Media Representations - in this unit you will study a variety of media texts including film, animation, game, websites and print media in order to analyse how meaning and values are created. This unit is assessed through external examination.

Unit 4 - Pre-Production Portfolio - in this unit you will gain understanding of the skills and procedures that are necessary in the planning of a moving image media product (for example scripting, story boarding and location scouting). This unit is assessed internally by your media teacher.

Unit 8 - Responding to a Commission - in this unit you will develop your understanding of the commissioning process and how to respond to a brief. The unit is assessed through a task which is set and marked by the exam board. Students will have five hours to complete the set task.

Unit 10 - Film Production: Fiction - in this unit you will study how narrative (story) is communi- cated in film before filming and editing your own short film. The unit is assessed internally by your media teacher.


After completing this course students could progress to a media related degree course, for example Media Studies, Media Production, Journalism. Alternatively, the UCAS points achieved in this course can contribute towards a non-Media related application to university. For those students not wishing to go to university, this course would enable progression to employment within the Media sector.

Staff contact:

Mrs L Fox