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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

BTEC Creative Media Production Level 3 & 1 Award

This qualification is part of the Foundation Learning Tier programme. Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Creative Media Production is a two year vocational course worth 2 GCSEs at levels D to G. The course is designed to equip students with an introduction to, and practical skills in Creative Media Production. This can lead to further study or future employment within the Media sector. Projects are interesting and cover different areas of media; for example Desk Top Publishing or Digital Photography.

Course Outline

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

Introduction to Creative media and skills

Unit 2 DTP

Term 4

Unit 8 Photography


Term 2

Unit 3 Internet

Unit 9 – Animation

Term 5

Unit 6 Developing Multimedia Products


Term 3

Unit 9 – Animation

Unit 8 Photography

Term 6

Unit 14 Creative


What kinds of skills will I develop?

  • Research: into film techniques, past and present
  • Investigation: into different types of multimedia for example websites and presentations
  • Designing : Desk Top Publishing - newsletter, storyboards, animation
  • Creating: digital photographs, stop-motion or other animation techniques, own website.

Production Skills: photography to create still image work, video/digital cameras to create moving image work, editing techniques to produce finished products, desk-top publishing packages to create finished newsletters

Assessment is based on completion of projects. There is NO EXAM.
All units and qualifications have a level assigned to them, which represents the level of achievement. Both Entry Level 3 and Level 1 units can be studied. Qualifications are awarded based on the number of units completed and the level of the units studied.

In order to achieve the certificate students need to complete units worth a total of 16 credits. Each unit is worth between 1 and 4 credits. Completion of the assignments is on-going and you will have the opportunity to improve your work

How is the coursework marked?
Students are given deadlines to meet. They must hand in their first draft of a unit by the first deadline. It is marked, pointers are given for improvement and it is handed back so further work can be completed on the unit. The final draft of the task must be handed in by the resubmission deadline. Those who have met the criteria are given a Pass.

Career Options
You can continue with Level 1 or Level 2 at College. This could lead to a range of work in the media sector for example working with:

  • Interactive Media and Computer Games
  • Lighting for Film and Television
  • Photo Imaging
  • Production (Film and TV)