16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Creative Media Skills (Level 2)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs at Grade 3 including:

  • GCSE English Language and maths at Grade 3 (or equivalent)
  • Progression from Level 1, and appropriate recommendation report

Course information

The Moving Image and Digital Media industry is still one of the largest media sectors in the UK and is still one of the fastest growing. The industry is now even more diverse with the rise of alternative platforms, social media and smaller more agile content creators such as YouTubers. This programme will introduce you to a variety of materials, techniques and processes used in creative media production. You will explore film making, editing, lighting, studio work, location work, multimedia, photography, graphics and idents, and uncover the media industry pathway you wish to follow. 

The Media programmes are delivered around our studio and edit suite spaces. Facilities include specialist moving image and audio capture studios, specialist Apple Mac and PC-based editing equipment include Adobe Suite software. All programmes have access to portable location kit such as camera kits, audio kits, grip and lighting kits and students are encouraged to make use of these resources in their own time. Our tutors all have relevant experience of industry bringing a wide range of experience and expertise to the programmes.

Working as part of the Blue Orange learning company you will be taught how to develop your creative ability and professionalism through work on live client briefs, competitions, and the development of digital services for sale. On some projects you may be expected to adopt an industry role.  You are encouraged to consider what kind of industry role you might adopt after college or University or consider your own creative business venture?

Course Content

New BTEC L2 Diploma in Creative Media Skills - continuously assessed (NO exams!)

This is a highly practical studio-based one-year programme, designed to give learners the opportunities to practise developing key employability skills in relation to the creative media industries. There are five main content areas that reflect the fundamental creative skills, and which are designed to give learners valuable transferable skills. These five content areas are: 

  • investigation
  • communication
  • practical skills
  • development
  • approach

The content supports progression to further study or training at Level 3, is appropriate for study at Level 2, and consistent with current industry practice, providing learners with a foundation in the skills needed to progress to further education with an understanding of industry and the roles and opportunities available to them. Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory learning and teaching modules: 

  • Exploring and developing creative media skills
  • Personal development
  • Responding to a creative brief

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What Can This Course Lead To

Any Level 3 Media Production course

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