Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
The BTEC Level 4 (MQF) Extended Diploma extends and deepens the specialist work‐related focus from the BTEC Level 3 (MQF) Diploma. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels and it is an automatic entry level to relevant BTEC Level 5 (MQF) Diploma.
Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a higher education degree, Higher National Diploma or other professional development programme. Other learners may want to extend the specialist nature of the subjects they studied on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or another programme of study.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Nationals in Creative Media Production have been developed in the creative media sector to focus on:
1. providing vocationally‐related education and training for those who are intending to work, or who already work, in the creative media sector
2. providing opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification either to enter employment in the creative media sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production
3. providing opportunities for learners to develop skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the media industries in an applied learning context
4. giving learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.