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Cambridge Technical Level 3 Digital Media

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Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Digital Media is an Applied General course equivalent to 1 A Level. This course will help students develop the knowledge and practical skills required in the digital media industry. Students gain hands-on experience of the production process, developing their ideas from planning, through editing and post-production, to final presentation.

If you are interested in developing the knowledge and skills related to creating and promoting products using a variety of digital media. Enjoy undertaking qualifications which have a mix of examined and coursework content. Look to pursue a career using creative technology in the future. Then this is the course for you.

  1. Course Title

    Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

  2. 2. Exam Board and Specification No.

    OCR - 05875

What do I need to have studied/have knowledge of?

To undertake The Cambridge Technical Digital Media course at the Commonweal Academy you will require English and Maths Grade 4.  You must also achieve the minimum requirements as outlined in the school admissions policy. Due to the vocational nature of this course and the need for small class sizes, this course is limited in number. In the eventuality that the course capacity is reached, places will be allocated based on students’ GCSE grades and suitability.

Note: This course is open to all students. There is no pre-requisite to have studied GCSE iMedia or Computer Science, but these would be advantageous.

What key skills will I develop?

Students will develop professional and social skills through interaction with performers, clients and peers; as well as theoretical and technical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. This will allow their creativity and flair to be harnessed in the design and production of media products used within the industry. They will also have the opportunity to develop conceptual ideas, and visualise these all the way through the production cycle; from planning and pre-production right through to editing, post-production and presentation of their selected media products, to further their understanding of how different businesses and organisations work within in the media sector work, particularly with their digital presence.

How will I be assessed?

The Extended Certificate is a 360 (GLH) qualification that is equivalent to one A-Level.  This course consists of mandatory units, plus a variety of optional units.

Exam Units:

  • Unit 01 – Media Products and Audiences (Mandatory 60 GLH)
  • Unit 02 – Pre-Production and Planning (Mandatory 60 GLH)
  • Unit 06 – Social Media and Globalisation (Optional 60 GLH)

Coursework Units:

  • Unit 03 – Create a Media Product (Mandatory 60 GLH)
  • Unit 16 – The Creation and Use of Sound in Media (Optional 60 GLH)

What could this course lead to?

When it comes to progression or employment, students will learn about the variety of opportunities available to them, and the roles and responsibilities of media businesses and organisations within the sector. The course supports the transferable skills required by universities and employers such as communication, time management, research and creativity skills.

Additional events, trips or enrichment activities

There may be trips on offer during this course, however details of trips are still to be confirmed.

Are there any additional costs for this course?

Resources will be provided.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

Mrs J McMullen –