Level 2 Extended Certificate in Creative Media Skills

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18


Creative Digital Media

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 632.00
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Course Overview

This course allows learners to develop a wide range of skills relevant to the creative media industries and is designed for those with a keen interest in the creative media sector.

The course is made up of units relating to specialist digital creative media disciplines, to learn a wide range of skills and decide which areas you may wish to progress into, including;

– Game Level Design
– Video Production
– Animation Techniques

You will learn in a variety of ways, including workshops, individual and interactive group tasks, demonstrations and lectures. You will be expected to work as part of a production crew in order to produce quality pieces of work, as well as working on your own projects.

Students have access to fully equipped computer suites, drawing tablets and high quality photographic and video recording equipment and facilities.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including English Language).

What you will Learn

This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers in the digital audio/visual sector to ensure that you develop the skills and behaviours that give you the best opportunity to be successful in applying for apprenticeships and further education. Learners will cover Research, Planning and Pitching a Media Product, Moving Image Production, Editing for Moving Image, Audio Production, Lighting and Filming. The course aims to develop a foundation of skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers in the media production sector of the Creative Industries.


Units are tailored to suit the diverse range of skills required, and opportunities available, in the creative industries. The majority of units are assessed through project based work or theory assignments and it is expected that students spend a significant amount of time on assessment projects as self-directed study outside College as well as within the timetabled lessons. There are also two underpinning theory units, 1 and 8, where you will learn about media industries and audiences, which are assessed by means of short written tests in January and May.


The course will prepare you for progression to one of our BTEC Level 3 Creative Media pathways (Games Development, TV and Film, Animation and Visual Effects), employment or apprenticeships in media related industries.

Career Options

Media Technician, Operative

Mandatory Units

The mandatory units for this course are:

Explore investigation skills for media production
Explore communication skills for media production
Explore practical media production skills
Explore development processes for media production
Explore productive approaches to working in media production

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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