Level 3

Creative Media Production (Print Media and Communications) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Available Locations
Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Available Locations
Southend Campus


The BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are suited to those who require both vocational and specialist skills in a range of areas. As part of this course you will develop a broad portfolio of print based media products which are all focused around project based assignments.

This will include producing newspaper or magazine articles and designs, learning new skills in traditional and digital printing techniques, alongside practical workshops in photography and video skills.

You will also develop an understanding of visual communication and design for web. This course aims to give you a taste of what it is like to work in the media industry and ensure that you are setup with the right skills base and portfolio to progress onto University or Employment. This qualification needs strong written and presentation skills. You need to be creative, with the ability to visually and verbally communicate ideas in an interesting and original way.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 qualification or GCSEs x 4 at grade 4/C -  one to be grade 4/C in ENGLISH OR MATHS dependent on vocational subject to be studied
  • You will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • Newspaper and magazine production
  • Article writing
  • Interview and presentation techniques
  • Website design
  • Photography
  • Digital image manipulation
  • Traditional print methods
  • Visual analysis
  • Maths and English

Assessment & Feedback

Practical tasks and supporting written material.

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time:

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment.


Aged 18 as of 31st August 2022 and applying for Level 3 Extended Diploma?

Your application and enrolment will be for the one year Level 3 Diploma. If you wish to complete the full Extended Diploma you will need to apply for an (Advanced Learner Loan) to cover the tuition fees after successfully completing the Diploma.

For more information please contact our admissions team

email: admissions@southessex.ac.uk

What Next...

Higher education at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Photography and BA (Hons) Graphic Design at University Centre Southend.