Welcome to BTEC Film and Television Production

Entry Requirements

Students need at least 4 in English Language (not Lit) or a Level 2 Pass in Creative iMedia. A 4 in GCSE Film Studies would also be accepted, or – for external students – a 4 (or equivalent) in any Media related course (e.g. GCSE Media Studies)


Film and Television Production is a BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate. It is a two-year course worth the same number of university points as one A level. The course is 67% coursework (4 units) and 33% Controlled Assessment. There are no exams.

It is different from Film Studies (where students analyse and write essays about films), in that it is production-based. Most units involve researching, planning and making Film and TV productions. Students will study a variety of topics, including

  • Filming with a Single Camera (e.g. DSLR)
  • Video Editing
  • Producing a short Fiction Film
  • Making a Stop Motion Animation

Production topics that might be studied include, but are not limited to:

  • Music Video;
  • Genre films (e.g. sci-fi, horror, etc)
  • Dystopian Britain

This course would suit any creative who is looking to begin a career track in film or TV production, or anyone who is looking to complement other creative post-16 choices.

The Future

Studying Film and Television Production prepares you for a variety of post-18 options, including University courses in these areas:

  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BSc (Hons) Film & Television Production
  • BA (Hons) Film, Cinematics & Photography
  • BA (Hons) Creative Media Production: Film

The course also prepares you for vocational study in the form of a Degree Apprenticeship, or for entry level posts in the creative industries.