BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production

Syllabus Title: BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production.

Exam Board: Pearson / Edexcel

Official Government statistics published in January reveal that the UK’s creative Industries, which includes the film, television and  music industries, are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy – generating just over a staggering £8 million pounds an hour.

Are you a
Media Creative?

Do you know
what one is?

There are many answers to that second question and the Media BTEC will help you to find out about a wide range of career opportunities.


The BTEC First Award in Creative Digital Media is designed to:
encourage learners to look critically at the world of media and recognize that they already have a wealth of experience and knowledge. We then build on this by       analysing current media products as case studies, eg film trailers, to see how they are made to satisfy their target audiences.

support learners in planning and preparing to create their own digital media products. This will involve activities like running your own production meetings,   storyboarding, scripting, budgeting, designing layouts and titles. For example, current Y11s are presently completing their proposals to make a brand new mobile phone advert for TV.

give learners the opportunity to develop a range practical skills (digital cameras / Photoshop / video cameras / digital editing), across the creative digital media       sectors: moving image, audio production, games design, website design and        publishing. For example, as soon as they are ready current Y11s will be filming and editing their phone adverts

support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic media qualification, or an apprenticeship. BTECs are vocational courses and you will learn skills that are used daily in the real world of work in Media industries.

Qualification structure:

The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units and a choice of two optional specialist units.


The new generation of BTEC qualifications feature an element of external assessment  constituting 25% of the final grade For CDMP the assessment is a paper based written    examination.
The major share of the assessment is achieved via the completion of the set coursework unit assignments (75%). These include:  video production; website production, digital  publishing and digital games production. In each unit chosen you will: learn about the  production processes; plan your own production; create your own production. In order to achieve this, we will teach you the skills needed to operate professional equipment: DSLRs, DV cameras, Photoshop, Premiere. We have the equipment, our own studio,    darkroom and 2 media editing suites.

Staff to contact:
Mr Whyte (Head of Media, Film & Photography)