Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Digital Publishing


1. Course details

Qualification name BTEC National Diploma in Digital Publishing
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course webpage http://1sw3o542y91y3gypmi37jnvz.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/prospectus_2020-21-printready.pdf
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost description 16-19 Bursary Fund available for households with an income under £30000 per annum
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

Digital Publishing incorporates a large proportion of the creative media industry, including web design and publishing, digital graphics and design for digital publications eg interactive e-magazines. It is particularly valuable in careers in media production, writing copy and proof reading/editing, illustration, graphic design, web design, digital journalism, marketing, advertising, animation, photography, media production management and many more. In a fast-paced and visually stimulating world where digital communication, the internet and social media are key to mass-marketing and international exposure, employers are always keen to employ people with a creative outlook and skills. This course is a well-respected and rigorously assessed course that offers a clear progression route into media-based creative courses at college and universities around the country.

3. Entry requirements

5 x grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths.

4. What you'll learn

The two-year National Diploma is worth the equivalent of two A Levels. In total, 10 units are studied exploring the skills and techniques, personal attributes and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and vocationally-recognised experience in the media sectors. Units include: Digital Media Skills, Responding to a Commission, Media Enterprise, Website Production, Interviewing Techniques, Writing Copy, Image Manipulation Technique, 2D Digital Graphics, Page Layout and Design for Digital Media.

5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

Two units are externally assessed: Digital Media Skills and Responding to a Commission. These are tasks set and marked externally within a vocational context. Students are issued the task and given a preparatory period before completing it independently under supervised conditions. 
All other units are internally set, assessed and verified and then externally sampled.

8. Next steps

It is particularly valuable in careers in media production, writing copy and proof reading/editing, illustration, graphic design, web design, digital journalism, marketing, advertising, animation, photography, media production management and many more. In a fast-paced and visually stimulating world where digital communication, the internet and social media are key to mass-marketing and international exposure, employers are always keen to employ people with a creative outlook and skills.

9. Venue

Name Bluecoat Academy Sixth Form - Aspley Campus
Address Aspley Lane
Aspley
Nottingham
Nottinghamsire
NG8 5GY
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Email post16@bluecoat.uk.com
Phone 0115 9007215
Website http://www.bluecoataspley.co.uk

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