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Bradford College

Digital Media

Qualification Gained
Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Digital Media
Study Level
Entry Level, Level 1
1 year Full-time
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


This new BTEC level 1 Introductory qualification has been developed in response from learner feedback highlighting the need for a distinct, graded Level 1 BTEC that is motivating. The qualification is designed to not only introduce you to Digital Media but also help you to develop the learning skills you will need to progress to further learning, an apprenticeship or employment.

  Key Info

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:

  • The Vocational Qualification itself
  • A City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
  • English and Maths
  • A Tutorial programme
  • Work Experience

Learners will study three core Employability units and one sector specific units over the duration of the course.The Award offers the opportunity for learners to study a sector unit and plan for their next steps by completing the mandatory unit:

  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan

You will learn through lectures, online modules (Moodle), group work, electronic resources and external speakers.

Sample of modules covered:

Digital Media:

  • Storyboards
  • Layouts and Interactive Presentations
  • Producing Adverts and Animations
  • Audio and Filmmaking
  • Editing and Sharing Media

Entry 3: There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

Level 1: You should have keen interest in Digital Media and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 or E or above. Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

30 hours of relevant experience of work are included in the course. Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) programme which helps to develop key employment skills and behaviours needed for progression to work.

Successful completion of the BTEC Level 1 Digital Media can help you embark on a career in a Digital Media related area. You will be able to progress to further learning, an apprenticeship or employment.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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