Digital Film & Video Production

BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3

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Digital Film & Video Production - ALMP BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate AF-MDIA3T-D(0000)001

Venue
Alton Campus

Type of study
A Levels, Full Time, Vocational

Dates
Academic Year 2022-23 (2 years)

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Overview

This course is for you if you are creative, imaginative and have an interest in filmmaking. You will learn to plan and create audio visual material in line with film industry practices. You will cover the essentials of lighting, planning, filming and editing, and you will work both in teams and individually on a variety of projects. This course provides good preparation if you are considering an Apprenticeship in the creative and design industries. When taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications, it also supports access to a range of Higher Education courses in film and video production and the wider media industry.

You should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for you if you prefer coursework.

This course is made up of five units:

  • Digital Media Skills
  • Film Production
  • Storyboarding for Digital Media or Scriptwriting
  • Single Camera Technique
  • Film Editing

We will cover the essentials of lighting, planning, filming and editing, and you will work both in teams and individually on a variety of projects. This course provides good preparation if you are considering an apprenticeship in the creative and design route. When taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications, it also supports access to a range of higher education courses in film and video production and the wider media industry.

Learning happens in a variety of ways: through classroom-based lessons, workshop activities, and independent study. The course requires a very high level of commitment and flexibility. You will be encouraged to experience a wide range of roles and responsibilities. As well as creating a film using professional-standard media equipment you will also develop important life skills such as time management and effective teamwork.

One unit (Digital Media Skills) is externally assessed, all other units are coursework and will be assessed by your teachers.


“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student

There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.

Lee Backhouse, BTEC student

The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.

Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student