Course Info

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media

Course content & format

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to get into the media industry. If you’re set on a career as camera operator, sound recordist, vision mixer, editor, director or anything to do with television production, corporate video production, animation or installation design, then this is the perfect course for you. The course is split into 18 units that will teach you how the industry works and more importantly, the hands-on production skills that you will need.

During the course you will use the latest industry standard digital equipment to produce work that shows that you know what you are doing and understand what you have been taught. If you have some experience of video production from school or you like using video at home, this course will build on what you already know. You will be involved in subjects that will help you specialise for your chosen career.

There are no exams on this course, instead, you will produce coursework assignments and work on projects to achieve your grades. Your work for each part of the course will be given a grade of Distinction, Merit, Pass or Referred based on its quality (with the Distinction being the highest grade) At the start of each part of the course you will be told exactly what you will need to do to achieve the different grades.

Your unique experience

You will complete this course as a multi-disciplined, multi-skilled individual who can confidently integrate into a variety of different media industries. You will have the confidence and motivation to sell your ideas to the most influential media companies and your skills will be to a professional standard.

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

5 GCSE grades at 4-9 including English Language

What can I do next?

Some of our learners go straight from their level 3 course to the media industry confidently and work as a runner, production assistant or social media manager. Many of our learners go onto higher education courses such as media production, radio production, graphic design, animation or film production.

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Student Work: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media

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