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Creative Digital Media BTEC Level 2 Award - 2020:21

Location: Farnham Sixth Form College
Course Code: FCMED-BTECA
Year: 2020:21
Duration: 1 Year
FT/PT:  Full-Time 
Exam Board:  Edexcel
Start Dates: Data not currently available
Subject Area

Fees and dates are based on academic year 2019-20 and are intended as a guide only. We will update the fees and dates for 2020-21 as soon as we have them and according to government funding and guidelines.

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Content / Overview 

Learn the practical skills and media knowledge that will allow you to ultimately thrive in the media industries and be highly employable in the modern media workplace.

Topics include:

  • Develop practical skills in a range of media areas
  • Media production in a variety of contexts
  • Producing print advertisements
  • Filming for music videos
  • Create a variety of media products
  • Pre-production, filming, lighting and editing techniques

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Why Study Here

Creative Media Production at Farnham College is an outstanding course. Excellent, energetic and inspirational teachers offer a high quality learning experience for all students. The department has fantastic resources with two Apple Mac suites, one PC suite, a television recording studio and a wealth of the latest media production software and hardware.

Suitable For

Those who want a practical course in the skills necessary to work in the ever changing media industries and to progress on to Level 3 courses.

Application Method

Not Selected

Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 3 (grades D-E) or above, including Maths and English Language.

Delivery Method

Your experience will be varied and include learning practical skills, looking at case studies, working as a team and preparing presentations.


The nature of the BTEC course means that there is little formal setting of weekly homework. Instead, there is a longer timeframe in which to complete a collection of work. Students are expected to manage their own short term time-frames and complete all work to deadline.


Coursework assignments which are internally assessed.

Further Study

Media (Creative Media Production) Level 3 BTEC Diploma or a package of A Level subjects including Media.

Additional Information

No specialist equipment is needed for this course as all materials, software and hardware are provided or available for student use. A course materials fee of £10 is charged to cover this. There are also occasional fees for course trips and study visits.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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