BTEC National Extended Certificate in Digital Film and Video Production

Qualification: 
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
Level: 
3

Exam Board:

Duration: 
2 years

Equivalent to: 1 A Level

Course Content:

This course is made up of five units:

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

This course is for students who 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. 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.

Assessment:

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

Studying at Alton College:

Learning happens in a variety of ways: through class-room 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 team-work.

Entry requirements:

Students 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 students who prefer coursework.

 

Digital Film and Video Production works well with:

  • Music Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Theatre Technology
  • Film Studies
  • Media Studies