Media Level 2 Extended Certificate

Entry Qualifications

5 GCSEs grade 3-4 (D/C), consisting of at least two grade 4s and three grade 3s, including English Language.

What will I study?

At level two, you have the option to do a Cambridge Technical Level 2 Extended Certificate in Media. This will include the following units:

1. Introducing Media Products and Audiences (10 credits)

2. Planning and Producing a Media Product (10 credits)

3. Print-Based Advertising Media (10 credits)

These units will be confirmed when you enrol.

How will I study?

A lot of the course is practical and requires you to complete tasks. This will include working individually or in groups; researching and presenting information; making your own film posters and print adverts for the Television industry; using camera equipment and editing software; and planning and developing creative work. There will also be lots of opportunity for classroom discussion.

How is the course examined?

There are four grades available: Pass, Merit, Distinction, and Distinction*. The course is assessed completely through coursework.

Where next?

The Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1.5 GCSEs. A pass or above will therefore help you progress onto Level 3 BTEC courses, provided you meet the other entry requirements

What does the course combine well with?

Other subjects seen as complementing Media include Film, Graphics, Photography, and English. However, it may also fit with IT and Business.