Media Studies

Welcome to the Media Studies Department


Staff : Ms C Paisley – Curriculum Leader


Pearson BTEC Creative Media Production Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award

Who is the qualification for?

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by applying the learned knowledge and processes related to investigating, exploring and creating media products. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.


What is the structure of the course?

The course is divided into three components. Two are internally assessed and the third is a controlled assessment and is externally assessed.

Component How is this assessed?  
1 Exploring Media Products Internal Learners will develop their understanding of how media products create meaning for their

audiences. Learners will examine existing products and explore media production techniques.

2 Developing Digital Media Production Skills Internal Looking at a range of past and present media products, such as podcasts, magazines and mobile

apps, learners will examine how media products engage audiences for a given purpose. Learners will also select media products from one of the three sectors: audio/moving image, publishing and interactive, and explore how genre, narrative and representation are combined to engage their audience.

3 Create a Media Product in Response to

a Brief

External (Synoptic) Task set and marked by examination board. Completed under supervised conditions.

The set task will be completed in 9 hours of supervised sessions.

















What can the qualification lead to?

  • Level 3 courses as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • Inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the creative digital media industries, rather than just to participate in media recreationally, for example surfing the web or playing video games
  • Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge and develop skills, across the creative digital media sectors, e.g. moving image, audio production, games design, website design and publishing
  • Support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic media qualification or an apprenticeship.
  • Give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the creative digital media sectors. Junior job roles include, for example, photographer, sound recordist, assistant editor, assistant web designer and assistant games designer.