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BTEC Creative Digital Media Production


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

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 communicated 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:

Mr J Burns