This qualification is for learners who want to start a career in digital media. It is designed for post-16 learners and can be taken as part of a wider study programme. It is an ideal qualification for learners intending to progress directly to a Level 3 course, or employment in the digital media sector, or to a related Apprenticeship such as a creative digital media.
A keen interest in digital design and some artistic ability would provide you with the best opportunity to achieve this qualification.
The BTEC Level 2 Digital Media course builds skills to progress on to careers or further study in within Graphics Design, Animation and Video, Illustration and visualisation.
75% of the qualification is mandatory and provides a foundation of skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers in the digital media sector of creative industries. These skills are central to understanding the diverse nature of the industry and creating a successful portfolio.
The mandatory areas that learners cover include:
- Digital production project (externally assessed)
- Planning and pitching a digital media product
- Writing for digital media
- Digital graphics
- Publishing for digital platforms
Achieving this qualification will give learners an advantage when applying for an entry-level job in the creative industries. The types of jobs include:
- Junior content producer/creative content assistant
- Junior motion graphics designer
- Junior illustrator