CTEC Level 3 Digital Media Single and Double Award

AIMS OF THE COURSE


This qualification is designed for learners who want to study digital media concepts and production development. It allows them to specialise in either digital content for interactive media or moving image and audio production. Learners will develop specialist knowledge, skills and understanding in their chosen area, to prepare them for employment in the digital media sector.
There are two courses available: a single award called the Introductory Diploma which is equivalent to 1 A Level and a double award called the Diploma which is equivalent to 2 A Levels.

ASSESSMENT

These qualifications are assessed using a combination of:

  • External examinations - 2 for single award 3 for double
  • internal assessment, where the subject teachers assess the learners work and OCR externally moderate it, organised at a time by the teacher. Learners will know their assessed grade within two days of the moderation visit.

PRIOR LEARNING

Students will have been assessed in IT skills at Key Stage 3 and many will have followed a course in IT and Key Stage 4. Whilst not assuming the full knowledge and understanding of the subject at Key Stage 4 this course assumes that all students will have a basic understanding and knowledge of a range of media products, audiences, pre-production and planning techniques and the range of hardware and software required to create a media product. An initial assessment will make sure learners are capable of reaching the required standards of the qualification they intend to work towards.

CAREER / HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITES

Learners will develop specialist knowledge, skills and understanding in their chosen area, to prepare them for employment in the digital media sector in job roles such as digital layout artists, assistant animators, production runners or freelance crew or for a media-related apprenticeship. It could also provide a route to a higher education media-related programme such as Digital Media, Media Production, Media and Communications, Journalism and Media, Digital Marketing.

THE COURSE CONTENT

There are a wide range of units. Some are mandatory and some are optional that the Academy selects. Currently the following units are studied:

Unit 1: Media products and audiences

Unit 2: Pre-production and planning

Unit 3: Create a media product

Unit 4: Interactive media product

Unit 6: Social media and globalisation

Unit 7: Journalism and the news industry

Unit 8: Photography for digital media products

Unit 9: Comics and graphic novel storytelling

Unit 12: Game Development

Unit 16: The creation and use of sound in media

Unit 21: Plan and deliver a pitch for a media product

Unit 24: Cross-media industry awareness

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Mandatory:Singles & Doubles YEAR 12

Mandatory: Single & Doubles YEAR 13

Mandatory: Singles & Doubles YEAR 12

Mandatory: Singles & Doubles YEAR 12

Mandatory: Doubles only YEAR 12

Doubles only YEAR 13

Pathway optional: Doubles only YEAR 13

Pathway optional: Doubles only YEAR 13

Pathway optional: Singles & Doubles YEAR 12

Optional: Singles & Doubles YEAR 13

Optional: Singles & Doubles YEAR 12

Optional: Singles & Doubles YEAR 12

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirements for level 3 applied study apply.