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Level 2 Extended Certificate in Creative Media Skills

Are you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in creative media production? This one-year course gives you a general overview of the media and the skills needed to succeed in such a fast-paced industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Creative Media (Moving Image and Audio) and Digital Multimedia
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

Are you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in creative media production centred on moving image and audio? This one-year course is designed to give you a general overview of the media and the skills needed to succeed in such a fast-paced industry.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to develop your technical creative media skills through a process of self-evaluation, practice and review.  To allow for a rich and immersive learning experience, you will work freely across a range of technical skills areas. These include creative investigation and ideas generation, communication, using creative development processes, developing and applying practical skills, and using productive working skills and practice centred around moving image and audio production.

The Level 2 Extended Certificate is equivalent to two GCSEs.

To support your main study programme, future progression and life skills, you will also resit your GCSEs to develop your skills in maths and English.

You will need at least four D/3 grades or above at GCSE, along with a minimum grade C/4 in either English Language or Maths.

You will study three units around Moving Image, Photography and Sound.

The course has been designed to allow you to work on deepening and refining the skills below over time:

  • Investigation
  • Communication
  • Practical skills development
  • Creative approach

This course will be delivered on-site.

Whilst all equipment required for the course is available for loan from the College, you will be required to supply your own stationery and SD card.

There are three assessment units across the specification, which are 100% internally set and assessed.

You will be assessed on coursework made up of practical work, research, essays, discussions and presentations. All evidence produced for assessment is based on practical portfolios of work.

GCSE Maths or English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Further Study

This course is an excellent platform for you to start working towards a creative media career.

Provided you can demonstrate aptitude for this exciting subject by passing all the required units at Merit or Distinction level, and you have a grade C/4 in English and Maths, you could progress to a Level 3 course.


This course can provide fundamental creative skills that are valued in other subject areas such as engineering, business or marketing. It could also support progression to an apprenticeship in creative media or a related sector.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Photographers, Audio-visual and Broadcasting Equipment Operators


Photographers, Audio-visual and Broadcasting Equipment Operators

IT Network Professionals


IT Network Professionals

Purchasing Managers and Directors


Purchasing Managers and Directors

Project Support Officers


Project Support Officers

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Course Information Last Updated On: April 9, 2024 4:21 pm