Level 3 BTEC Certificate/ Subsidiary Diploma TV and Film


This course is designed to give you an introduction to the TV and Film industry. Through a range of practical projects: you will research: plan and produce a variety of programmes and films. You will use industry-standard editing software and have access to professional quality cameras and other production equipment.

Course type

Level 3 BTEC Certificate/ Subsidiary Diploma

Course length

BTEC Certificate: one year Subsidiary Diploma: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • film industry practices
  • documentary
  • music video
  • TV advertising
  • TV drama
  • short film production
  • film and TV theory

On the course you will:

  • develop technical skills across a range of disciplines
  • plan, produce, film and edit TV and film productions
  • develop scripts and professional pitching techniques
  • develop your communication skills

Method of assessment

You will be assessed on a range of TV and Film projects. Research, planning and pre-production is graded alongside completed practical work. Projects that are produced to professional standards, and meet industry expectations, will be showcased in local venues and at national film festivals.

What will I be able to progress to?

A variety of options will be open to you after completing this course, including further study in higher education.

Other options include progression routes such as employment in film and TV production, Post-Production, Advertising and Marketing, Research and Events Management.

Other information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A-level.