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Creative Media Production and Technology UAL Level 3 Diploma



Creative Media Production and Technology Advanced (Level 3)

This Extended Diploma will give you the chance to engage with both practical and theoretical aspects of production. You will also gain useful filmmaking skills and develop your knowledge of the media industry. You will be expected to acknowledge and apply industry codes and conventions to their work. This study programme is ideal if you wish to gain a Level 3 qualification and progress to university or employment.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Course Information

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 2 Years

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths


  • Creative Media Production at Level 2
Course content

Key areas studied will include planning, organising, shooting and editing short films and music videos. You will develop knowledge of the ownership and function of modern media, and apply this in a vocational context. The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Television and Film) is a 180-credit and 1080 guided learning (GLH) qualification that consists of eight mandatory units, plus optional units to provide a combined total of 180 credits.

  • Subject units:
    • Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries
    • Communication skills for creative media production
    • Research techniques for the creative media industries
    • Creative media production management project
    • Working to a brief in the creative media industries
    • Critical approaches to creative media products
    • Film and video editing techniques
    • Understanding the television and film industries
    • Single camera techniques
    • Film studies
    • Writing for television and video
    • Multi-camera techniques
    • Television and video studies
    • Social action and community media production
    • Interview techniques for creative media production
    • Music video production
    • Advertisement production for television
    • Factual programme production techniques for television
    • Working freelance in the creative media sector
  • English and maths:
    If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications
Assessment methods

During the study programme you will be assessed through completing a project/assignment brief.


You will gain:

  • Creative Media Production and Technology UAL Level 3 Diploma

Plus: English and maths qualifications if required

You can also gain up to 168 UCAS points.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to study a Media Production Foundation Degree, a BA (Hons) in a related subject, or to employment in the media industry.

Additional information

You will be required to provide your own headphones and memory stick/hard drive approximately £40-£50.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.