Level 2 Extended Certificate in Creative Media Skills

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

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.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Creative Digital Media

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths.

The ability to think creatively and generate ideas is also required.

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.

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.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and ther European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on the 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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