Level 3 CTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate or Diploma in Digital Media

Course Code: Q100095

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 3 CTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate or Diploma in Digital Media

- Certificate equivalent to one AS Level
- Extended Certificate equivalent to one A Level
- Diploma equivalent to two A Levels

For those interested in a career in digital media production, who are keen writers and have a strong interest in social media.

Units include:

  • journalism processes
  • producing your own print-based or audio-visual product
  • media products and audiences
  • pre-production and planning
  • social media and globalisation
  • journalism and the news industry.

You will begin by learning how media institutions operate to create media products that will appeal to target audiences. You will also study journalism processes and get creative in producing your own print-based or audio-visual product.

There are a range of specific course options, which will include trips to major gaming industry events with a chance to test some newly released games. There will also be visits to both the University of Portsmouth and Southampton Solent University, alongside professionally led workshops sessions delivered through the course curriculum as well as possible trips to EGX and REZZED gaming expos.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You will have a vast array of job opportunities within the field of interactive media entertainment (computer games). Digital media games design and development will open up opportunities to those who are looking to progress to either a production, design, or programming aspect of the industry.

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