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Schools 14-16 – BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production

Applications for the Pre-16 Provision open in February 2022. Please do not apply for this course if you will be 16 or older in September 2022. This course is part of our Pre-16 Provision and is only accessible if your school has agreed to fund the placement during Year 10 and 11.

Course Summary

Subject Area: Games Design and Esports
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Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 34
Hours: 6.00
Start: 13/09/2022
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production (603/1238/5)* has been developed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills needed within the fast-paced and dynamic creative industries which contribute over £84 billion to the UK economy every year.

Students will learn how to understand different audiences and engage them by making compelling media products.  

This course is delivered over two years, starting in Year 10, and students will study at the Joseph Wright Centre one day a week.

*qualification featured on the DfE KS4 Performance Tables

There are no formal entry requirements: you just need a strong interest in creative media.

You will need to complete three mandatory units:

  • Exploring media products – learn about the sector and investigate media products across the three sub-sectors: audio/moving image (TV programmes, films, video shorts, animations, radio broadcasts), publishing (newspapers, magazines, books, comics) and interactive (websites, mobile apps, video games)

Weighting: 30% of the course

Assessment: Internal

  • Developing digital media production – develop technical skills and techniques in the chosen discipline(s) of audio/moving image, publishing and interactive

Weighting: 30% of the course

Assessment: Internal

  • Create a media product in response to a brief – learn how to respond to a media brief and plan a response before applying the skills and techniques you’ve learned throughout the course. Reflect on your application of skills, time management and use of resources

Weighting: 40% of the course

Assessment: Externally assessed task

You will learn on-site 

You will be required to supply your own writing materials.

Students will be assessed through a mixture of internal assignments and externally assessed tasks.

All three units must be successfully completed to gain this qualification.

Further Study

Upon completion of the qualification, and depending on the grades achieved and other qualifications gained, students may wish to progress to:

  • The Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media Skills or Games Development
  • The Level 3 Award in Creative Media Production or Games Design
  • An apprenticeship programme at Level 2 or 3
  • A-levels

You will be able to access advice and guidance while studying at the College to learn more about the post-16 opportunities available for you.


Further study can lead to a variety of careers, including:

  • Digital marketer
  • Media buyer
  • Public relations officer
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Web content manager

For more information, email the 14-16 team at

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or

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Career Information

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

Public Relations Professionals


Public Relations Professionals

Arts Officers, Producers and Directors


Arts Officers, Producers and Directors

Marketing Associate Professionals


Marketing Associate Professionals

Advertising and Public Relations Directors


Advertising and Public Relations Directors

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:48 pm