Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice


2 years

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this course, as a minimum you will need 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent at 4/C grade and above. Preferably this will include English and Maths, although pathways are available to those that just miss out on a 4/C Grade in these core subjects.

Recognised qualifications

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice – worth up to 3 A Levels, and will facilitate an entrance into University.
  • GCSE English and/or Maths ‐ For those who just miss out on a 4/C grade in English and/or Mathematics, we provide tuition to retake these all important qualifications. Essential for those that want to move on to University.
  • Functional skills level 2 in English and/or Maths – For those that missed out on GCSE English and/or Mathematics, functional skills may be the best route for progression.

The curriculum

The BTEC National Extended Diploma is made up of 2 Teaching and Learning Modules covering multiple creative media units including:


  • Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills
  • Advancing Creative Media Practice

Subjects Covered:

  • Creative media skills
  • Social media & content creation
  • Photography & photo editing
  • Videography & video editing
  • Film/TV/media productions
  • Digital design, motion graphics & video effects
  • Sound recording & editing
  • Digital marketing & market research
  • Professional knowledge, skills & behaviours for the Creative Media industry


School Leavers 16+

Course Type

Full time

Course duration

Two years

Start date



Free (16-18 year olds)

Funding advice

Free - no funding available

Entry requirements

Level 3 - 5 GCSE’s 9 - 4

Course progression

Access to higher education HNC Level 4 & HND Level 5

Access to further/higher education, Apprenticeships or full time employment

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Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:

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