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Do you have a passion for film and video? Would you like to learn about and try out the techniques and processes involved in creating film and TV productions? If so, our Applied Creative Digital Media (Digital Film & Video) course is perfect for you. This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience required for an exciting range of roles within the creative media industry such as production, commissioning and editing.

This is a 1 A Level equivalent course that can be studied as part of a wider study programme. If you would like Creative Media to make up your full-time study programme, we recommend applying for our Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels). 

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.


NOTE: Cannot be studied with Creative Digital Media (Digital Games)

The topics you study in the Extended Certificate will give you a comprehensive understanding of the creative industries and prepare you for further study or employment. Topics you’ll study include:

  • Video editing techniques
  • Film production
  • Music video
  • Documentary production

Educate, Enrich, Enlighten

Our Applied Creative Digital Media (Digital Film and Video) courses are creative hands-on programmes. You’ll complete a multiple range of specialist projects, carrying out your own research and learning a range of advanced technical skills.

You’ll be taught by experienced and dedicated teachers, who will guide you through the course, helping you to understand how the media works and the diverse career paths available. And you’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities, including our Video Editing suite, where you’ll have access to industry standard equipment and software.

Studying for an applied qualification in Creative Digital Media (Digital Film & Video) is an enriching experience, which will give you a vivid insight into the world of Film and Video. This includes high quality trips and visits and inspiring talks from guest speakers working in the creative media industries. You’ll be encouraged to build on your vocational skills outside of the classroom in a range of extra-curricular opportunities, from attending workshops to taking part in ‘behind the scenes’ set visits. In past years our Creative Digital Media (Digital Film & Video) students:

  • Visited behind the scenes on the Emmerdale set
  • Took part in a residential trip to London to visit the Harry Potter Studios
  • Hosted a Film Marathon for charity
  • Attended Q&A sessions with broadcasting industry leaders
  • Worked with industry standard software in specially designed studios

These courses are assessed via presentations, group work and assignments, and externally assessed exams. 


An applied qualification in Creative Digital Media can support progression to some unique and exciting destinations and this qualification is valued highly for how it develops vocational, hands on skills that prepare you for your future career in Film and Video.

Our Applied Creative Digital Media (Digital Film & Video) courses have a proven track record of supporting students to progress to higher education. Our students often opt for related degrees such as Film Production, Television Production, Journalism and Editing.

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As part of your course, you'll have the option to specialise in areas such as editing and single camera production, allowing you to study topics that align with your future goals. 

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