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Media - BTEC Level 2

Special Entry Requirements:

You will need to meet the level 2 entry requirements.

Course Introduction:

As with other BTEC courses the work at level two is based on REAL industry scenarios. You act as a media producer and fulfil the demands of media briefs to make a variety of media products across a range of platforms

You will learn about the media by actually carrying out practical assignments and develop your skills in organisation, planning and communication. You will also use a range of software to create products that approach suitability for professional standards

Media Level 2 BTEC Transition Pack – We have created a transition pack on our website to show you the kind of work that you will be doing on the Progression Year and to help you prepare for September.


Course Modules:

Internally Assessed Units

Unit 13: Graphic Design for Digital Media
Unit 5: Digital Publishing Production

  • Understand the roles and functions of company logos
  • Create your own set of company logotypes
  • Learn about the innovation of the digital publishing industry
  • Develop your own e-zine aimed at a teenage audience, using new and pioneering software

Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product
Unit 5: Digital Publishing Products
Unit 6: Website Production
Unit 3: Digital Moving Image Production
Unit 14: Writing for Digital Media
Unit 9: Digital Editing For Moving Image

  • Develop, plan and pitch a new idea for a thriller film
  • Understand how films are constructed and why audience appreciate them
  • Film and edit a moving image production
  • Apply appropriate production techniques to generate a fully realise product

Unit 10: Digital Photography for a Media Product

  • Produce your own adverts for energy drinks
  • Create a personal photography portfolio
  • Understand different advertising and photography techniques

Externally assessed units

Unit 1: Sectors and Audiences
Unit 8: Digital Media Industries

  • Understand how different audiences respond to media products
  • Understand what uses audiences get from media products
  • Understand how the media industry is constructed and learn about different media companies


Assessment is continuous and is based on completion of set work covering research planning, pre-production and post-production techniques as used in the media industries.

You will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction depending on the quality of your work. Most of the work is assessed and verified internally, with two externally assessed units.

Career Opportunities:

On completion of this course many of our students go onto study Media BTEC at level 3.