St John Plessington Catholic College

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Head of Department:

Mr S Witcher




BTEC Tech Award Level 2 in Creative Media Production


Component 1: Exploring Media Products

You will develop your understanding of how media products create meaning for your audiences. You will examine existing products and explore media production techniques..

Component 2: Developing Digital Media Production Skills

You will develop and apply skills and techniques in media production

processes by creating a media product from one of the following sectors: audio/ moving image, print or interactive design..

Component 3: Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief

You will apply and develop your planning and production skills and techniques to create a media product in response to a client brief.


The three components focus on the assessment of applied knowledge, skills and practices. These are all essential to developing a basis for progression and therefore learners need to achieve all components in order to achieve the qualification.

The three components in the qualification give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of the media sector, and relevant skills such as research, planning, problem solving and communication at Level 2.

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through non-exam internal assessment. The non-exam internal assessment for these components has been designed to demonstrate application of the conceptual knowledge underpinning the sector through realistic tasks and activities. This style of assessment promotes deep learning through ensuring the connection between knowledge and practice.

There is one external assessment, Component 3, which provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together. The design of this external assessment ensures that there is sufficient stretch and challenge, enabling the assessment of knowledge and understanding at the end of the learning period.

The qualification is graded over seven grades from Level 1 Pass to Level 2 Distinction*. The overall grade is a direct aggregation of performance across individual components.


The skills developed through an education in creative media are integral to many roles within the creative sector, which is a collection of exciting and vibrant industries including film, television, games, web and app development, and publishing. As digital technology continues to evolve, media techniques have become more sophisticated and media products are becoming more advanced. However, what hasn’t changed is that media products still have the power to enthral, intrigue and affect audiences. Collectively, the creative sector in the UK contributed nearly £112 billion to the economy in 2019 and has grown by 7.4 per cent since 2017, a rate of growth five times that of the overall UK economy.

The BTEC Tech Award suite is an introduction to vocational learning. The qualifications give learners the opportunity to build applied knowledge and skills that show an aptitude for further learning, both in the sector and more widely. The approach to the suite is based on well-established BTEC assessment

approaches that are proven to be successful in building applied knowledge and skills and motivating learners to engage fully with challenging study.

Studying Media Studies opens up the possibility of a diverse range of future career paths; some examples include working in Digital Media, Media Production, Media and Communications Journalism and Media Digital Marketing