ctec level 2 diploma

Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Creative Media Production

Qualification: 
Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma
Duration: 
1 year
Level: 
2
Curriculum Manager: 
Barbara Murray

What is the Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Creative Media Production?

This is a one year practical course which will begin to develop and train you in all stages of the media production process. Covering moving image and print based media, it is an assignment based course, working on different briefs covering a range of media products. You will learn to operate video cameras and edit on computers adding music and sound effects. You will also learn to write and edit scripts. You will work on computers to design and produce print media products.

Is the Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Creative Media Production suitable for me?

Are you a creative, hands-on, energetic person, with a good eye for what looks good and what doesn’t? Do you like working on computers, with camera equipment and being part of a creative team? You will be expected to work more independently than you might have previously experienced and to cultivate a different relationship with college teachers. The course does require a real commitment from you as you may be filming outside of college hours and on location. You must be able to work responsibly as part of a crew, as the media industry relies on people with strong social skills.

How will I learn?

Lessons are focused on developing the technical skills necessary to produce effective media products and an understanding of how the industry works. You might be working individually editing a video or researching a specific product, or working in pairs to complete a storyboard exploring narrative. You will also work in a small film crew and present your finished work to the class.  You will have class discussions with your teacher and analyse existing media products, before researching your own. You will also have the choice to attend field trips throughout the year to use your practical skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will study a total of eight units during this one year course, all of which are assessed by coursework: this may include the production of portfolios, presentations, practical projects and staff observations.
For each unit you complete you will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. You will also be awarded an overall grade which will be at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Progression

After the course, if you have achieved a Merit or Distinction grade, you could have the opportunity to go on to study on the BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production course, if you are considering entering the film and television industry. Or you might go onto another suitable Level 3 course, tailored to your interests and career aspirations.

Entry requirements

You would normally have achieved a Grade D profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced, a Grade 3 is equivalent to a Grade D. To study this subject you should have an interest in creative subjects.

Course costs

As well as providing your own pens, pencils, notebooks etc, you will pay a £50.00 deposit. £25.00 of the deposit will be retained to cover media resources such as DV tapes, blank CDs and DVDs to record your work on.

If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.

 

Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care

Qualification: 
Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma
Duration: 
1 year
Level: 
2
Curriculum Manager: 
Nicola Maxfield

What is the Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care?

This is a one year course for anyone who is interested in working with people especially those groups such as the young or the elderly who need extra help or support. Although many students go on to follow careers in one of the caring professions, others go on to work in retail, catering, animal care or the police. It is equivalent to three GCSEs at A* - C. You will study a variety of topics including personal development, job roles, communication skills, first aid, hygiene, safety, and practical caring.

Is the Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care suitable for me?

Cambridge Technicals have been developed with the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge approach to assessment to offer creative and inspiring vocational qualifications. Cambridge Technicals have a clear, practical and sensible approach to assessment, with no external assessments (no exams!). The qualifications have been developed in partnership with industry and leading employers to develop academic and transferable skills to the work place and further education programmes. Successful Cambridge Technical level 2 Students can go on to study Cambridge Technicals at level 3 which are recognised and have accredited UCAS points for accessing University and professional training. The Course is made up of assessed units together with a work experience placement, where students are able to make links between what they learn at college and what they see in the workplace. Students studying equivalent courses over the past few years have appreciated the different relationships they have with the teachers at College and the amount of individual support they get. Probably the most important challenge for students is learning how to take more responsibility for and organising their own time so that they balance college work, part-time jobs and other commitments.

How will I learn?

Lessons in the classroom will include a mixture of formats including group work, individual activities, guest speakers, role plays, using case studies and some formal note-taking sessions. Some study support is provided in College to help students with their assignments and other homework. Students should also expect to spend up to ten hours per week outside of lessons on homework. You will also undertake a week’s work experience in a health or social care setting.

How will I be assessed?

You will study a total of up to 8 units during this one year course. The units are divided into four mandatory units, and up to 4 optional units. All assessed by coursework – assessed through written work, presentations, practical projects and staff observations.

For each unit you complete you will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. You will also be awarded an overall grade which will be at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Progression

After the course, many students who achieve a Merit or Distinction grade have the opportunity to go on to study the Cambridge Technicals at Level 3 in Health and Social Care or Childcare. Amy achieved a distinction grade and is going on to study Child Care and Education with a view to teaching early years. Dan also gained a Merit and is continuing in College to study Level 3 Health and Social Care. Rebecca enjoyed her care work and has a job working with older people.

Entry requirements

You would normally have achieved a Grade D profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced, a Grade 3 is equivalent to a Grade D. To study this subject you should have an interest in working with people.

Course costs

All students will be expected to provide their own textbook and stationery. Any further costs are outlined below:

Essential: £20 for textbooks

In addition you may need to pay for a DBS check, if you have not already had one.

If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.

 

 

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