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Creative Media Production and Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Qualification type


Course code


Career Pathway



Level 3


2 years


Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Church Rd,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ

New and returning learners:

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Choose the Media Level 3 Extended Diploma and you can explore a career pathway in the TV and film industry.

The Media Level 3 Extended Diploma covers the vibrant world of TV and film, as well as incorporating radio, production, photography, comic book and print production.

The majority of students progress to courses in higher education at either degree or HND level. Many specialise in a particular field. Examples of possible careers include film, camera work, advertising, journalism, public relations, design, media, and photography. 

Each year, our students have the opportunity to take part in our End of Year Festival to showcase their work. Take a look at our video of the 2019 show, "Arrival". 


What I'll learn

You'll learn a range of digital design skills, as well as becoming familiar with relevant software. These design skills include digital animation and website design, as well as DVD menu authoring.

In addition, there is also a video production element of the course in which you will learn to research, plan and produce a range of video productions, including a music video and a short drama. Theoretical analysis informs all areas of your practical work as well as giving an insight into how media institutions perceive audiences and construct products for particular markets.


How I'll learn

The Media Level 3 Extended Diploma has strong links to industry, reflected through guest speakers and outside clients. You have full access to the media centre which consists of a television studio, digital video and sound editing equipment, a radio studio and computing facilities. All students follow a functional skills programme.

You will improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment, including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of the course you will have benefited from a valuable insight into future careers open to you. 


How I'll be assessed

The Media Level 3 Extended Diploma programme is 100% coursework based, which means there are no exams. Individual learning targets are set each term and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets. Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals throughout the programme.

The qualifications awarded are the Edexcel National Diploma in Media and functional skills qualifications in English, maths or ICT. There is also the opportunity to study GCSE maths alongside your programme.

You need to be well organised throughout the year, enjoy working as part of a team and sharing your views.


Entry Requirements

You will need five or more GCSEs including English and maths at grade A*–C (grades 4–9) or a Level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction, plus GCSEs in English and maths at grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills at Level 2.

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme, and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.