Creative Digital Media Practice BTEC Level 3

Level 3

Students develop employability skills and knowledge through contextual projects, which build their communication skills and ability to work collaboratively

Course Duration

Equivalent to 3 A Levels at A* – E
two years

Standard Entry Requirements

Assessment of Diploma

Year One

A – Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills

Skills Development

Creative Project

Year Two

B – Advancing Creative Practice

Personal Progression

Creative Industry Response 


Course Overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels.

Students wishing to take this BTEC will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications.

The qualification is for post-16 students wishing to focus their learning on creative digital media production, with a view to progressing to a related higher education course, and potentially a career in the creative industries.​

Career Progression

The qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels and is suitable for progression to university.

Students develop employability skills and knowledge through contextual projects, which build their communication skills and ability to work collaboratively, as well as developing practical skills in digital media hardware, software and processes. This would give students an advantage when applying for entry level roles in the industry such as a runner or production assistant in a television or film production company, or as a games tester in a games company, or to apprenticeships in 2D visual effects or digital content