Important update on availability of QCF BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production qualifications (2010)
As you will be aware from previous communications and updates, last year the DfE undertook a review of funding for post-16 qualifications in England.
None of the QCF Creative Media Production qualifications were affected by this review, and they will continue to be funded and available for registrations as outlined below.
In order to offer the new Creative Media Practice 2019 qualifications (see information below) and avoid overlap of provision in internally assessed Creative Media qualifications, final registrations for the following QCF qualifications in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and internationally will be 30 September 2020:
- 600/6445/6 Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Creative Media Production (QCF)
- 500/7878/1 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (QCF)
As these qualifications will no longer be available for further registrations in 2021, top-ups from smaller to larger qualifications or transferring from larger to smaller qualifications will not be available after September 2020.
The remainder of Level 3 QCF Creative Media Production qualifications in Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma sizes will remain funded and available in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and internationally until further notice, and you can continue to register learners onto these qualifications.
2019 Creative Media Practice qualifications
In response to teacher feedback about their needs in creative qualifications, in 2019 we introduced new BTEC Nationals in Creative Media Practice available in 540 Diploma (90 Credit Diploma) and 1080 Extended Diploma sizes.
These 100% internally assessed qualifications offer up to date alternatives to the 2010 QCF qualifications, are approved for 16-18 funding and carry the same UCAS points as the QCF and RQF BTEC Nationals. They benefit from a simple and holistic structure that allows for thorough skills development and portfolio building, supporting progression to HE or directly into industry. Training and Networking events are currently underway if you want to learn more about these options.
Please see the following guide to all Level 3 BTEC Nationals creative qualifications, including Creative Media, with information about final registrations, funding and assessment
If you have any questions or need support in moving to new qualifications, please contact the Art and Design subject advisor.