In 2014, the UK Government reported that the creative industries were worth £8 million an hour to the UK economy. From Guardians of the Galaxy to Minecraft, the UK holds the talent and resources that produce some of the most innovative and imaginative media in the world. The range of industries represented by creative digital media production includes media such as film and television, digital publishing and digital games. These are some of fastest growing industries in the UK and are one of the areas in which the UK leads the rest of the world.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production has been developed in consultation with higher education and is intended to be an Applied General qualification. It is for post16 students who want to continue their education through applied learning [‘hands-on’] and who aim to progress to higher education, and ultimately to employment, possibly in the creative industries. The qualification is equivalent in size to 1 A Level and makes up one third of a typical study programme, normally alongside A Levels or other vocational qualifications at Level 3. It links really well with the BTEC in Production Arts, A Level Art or Photography and English.
The content of the qualification relates directly to the skills and understanding needed for further study in creative digital media production and has been developed in consultation with higher education. Over three units of mandatory content, students gain a broad understanding of the subject and learn the skills to produce media artefacts. They develop their ability to analyse and deconstruct media images and representations. Through vocational media projects, they learn the required communication skills to pitch for digital media commissions and planning skills to work in teams and create media products. Through an optional introductory unit in a particular media sector such as publishing and film, students create engaging digital media content using industry-standard software.
The mandatory units are:
The optional units that we will offer will be:
GL8 8 QG
GL8 8 QG