BTEC National Extended Certificate in Digital Content Production

1. Course details

Qualification name BTEC National Extended Certificate in Digital Content Production
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 03 September 2020
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

The qualification provides a coherent introduction to the study of creative digital media production at this level. Learners develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. This is a very practical subject.

3. Entry requirements

It is preferable that students have studied either ICT or Computing at GCSE level.

4. What you'll learn

You will learn how to work to a client brief relating to a specific media sector and its associated digital skills. You will choose the format and medium for your digital media project and demonstrate your creative and technical skills in the production of a complete product. You will demonstrate your understanding of production and post-production activities by working on the skills required to produce the product, and prepare appropriate documentation to support them.

Magazines are prepared and produced digitally across a wide range of genres. They often combine content from a diverse range of global contributors, and are increasingly available for both print and digital distribution platforms. In this unit, you will learn about the codes and conventions that magazine producers use to communicate with their target audience, and how they generate, select and prepare materials to produce a completed magazine cover and double-page spread.

In addition to the mandatory content, learners take three optional units. The optional units cover areas such as:
• website and app production
• writing copy
• digital photography and image manipulation
• graphics and layout.

5. How you'll learn

• 8 lessons a fortnight in year 12
• 9 lessons a fortnight in year 13

Students are also expected to work independently outside of the classroom

6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

Unit 3- Assessed through a task set and marked by Pearson

Unit 14: Assessed through a portfolio of work which is internally assessed

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Name Hornsea Sixth Form College
Address Eastgate
HU18 1DW
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Phone 01964 530270

10. Other venues and dates

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