OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Digital Media

Sandbach College

Why should I study this course?

This exciting and contemporary practical media course offers the specialist pathway in Image and Audio Production. You will learn exciting new practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study in the media industry, Higher Education or the workplace. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the Creative Media sector, the Cambridge Technical Diploma in Digital Media focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employer’s demand.

Sandbach College at Sandbach High School Entry Requirements

We ask that all students achieve 4 GCSE at Grade 4 (or level 2 pass) or higher.

What will I learn on this course?

Learners will cover a variety of subjects that will include, ‘Media products and audiences’, Pre-production skills and the creation of a variety of media products. These units will give learners an understanding of how different media institutions operate to create products that appeal to specific target audiences. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of the pre-production, planning and production processes and go on to create a media product.

Examinations & Coursework

The course is broken down to 50% coursework and 50% exam.

External examination

Unit 1: Media products and audience 

Unit 2:  Pre-production and planning 


Unit 3: Create a media product

Unit 21: Plan and deliver a pitch for a media product

Unit 16: the creation of sound in media.

Unit 24 Cross-media industry awareness 

Potential career paths

 You will finish the course with a variety of professional skills that can impress a potential employee or university interviewer.  Career possibilities include TV/Film production, advertising, PR, marketing, radio and sound design.