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CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION - FILM Level 5 Higher National Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film Pathway) FT-B

Level 5
Mode of Study
Full Time
Course Type
Higher Education
Banbridge Campus


The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production gives you the option of following professional and technical pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing you with a clear progression route to employment or to further study at degree level. 

The Film & Television pathway offers a range of core, optional and specialist units, each with fully revised and updated content that is closely aligned to the needs of employers and higher education. 


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course. 
  • Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 48 UCAS points achieved through the completion of A Levels, National Awards, Access or other alternative approved level 3 qualifications. 
  • Applicants should have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. This must include GCSE English Language Grade C or Essential Skills Communication Level 2 and GCSE Mathematics Grade C or Essential Skills Numeracy Level 2. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy at  

Please Note: The entrance criteria above may change subject to awarding body regulations. The College reserves the right to enhance the entrance requirements beyond the minimum 48 UCAS points where demand exceeds the number of available places. In addition, where places remain available the College reserves the right to offer places to candidates with a profile less than 48 UCAS points.

Applicants progressing to higher education courses at Level 4 and above in the College or UK Universities may require a specific GCSE/ A Level profile. In some cases, the Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy may not be a suitable alternative to a GCSE. The list of acceptable qualifications for equivalency to English and mathematics for Ulster University is available from the following link: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.


There are five core modules, common to all pathways:

  • Individual Project.
  • Creative Media Industry.
  • Professional Practice.
  • Collaborative Project.
  • Personal Professional Development.

There are a further eleven specialist modules relevant to the Film & Television pathway, including:

  • Film and Television Practices.
  • Film Studies.
  • Documentary. 
  • Motion Graphics.
  • Video Editing.
  • Principles of Photography.


2 Years


There will be a combination of assignments, discussion forums, case studies, peer review and projects, which may include production of an artefact/portfolio.



This course is accredited by Pearson.


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Each year students go on visits and attend various events and live projects as opportunities arise. While these are not mandatory for success, they complement course content and should cost no more than £20 – £30 per year, which should be paid as and when required. 


You may choose to continue your studies on the BA (Hons) in Creative Imaging at SRC Lurgan Campus. Alternatively, you may seek employment in the following areas: advertising, audio visual media, and electronic media including graphic design, marketing, public relations, video and sound editing.


All Higher Education courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the 'Apply Now' button above to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Jason Joy

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