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Hey,

At the moment I am in Year 10, which I know is quite a while away from college but I'm thinking ahead at the moment.

The sixth form in which I want to go to offers a Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Digital Media. The reason for this is I'm working towards maybe media/film production rather than journalism or Public Relations (similar to the stuff that A Level Media covers).

I was wondering - would a Cambridge Technical look good on a CV? I know there is a lot of stigma around BTEC subjects which I personally disagree with, although I am not too familiar with CTechs. The course I'm looking to do sounds so good and is exactly what I'm looking for, and I think it's an Extended Diploma which is equivalent to around two A-levels.

If anyone can give me advice, that would be great

Cheers guys!
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Hey,

At the moment I am in Year 10, which I know is quite a while away from college but I'm thinking ahead at the moment.

The sixth form in which I want to go to offers a Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Digital Media. The reason for this is I'm working towards maybe media/film production rather than journalism or Public Relations (similar to the stuff that A Level Media covers).

I was wondering - would a Cambridge Technical look good on a CV? I know there is a lot of stigma around BTEC subjects which I personally disagree with, although I am not too familiar with CTechs. The course I'm looking to do sounds so good and is exactly what I'm looking for, and I think it's an Extended Diploma which is equivalent to around two A-levels.

If anyone can give me advice, that would be great

Cheers guys!
For a film career then vocational qualifications will give you an advantage. I would suggest you go to some university open days for universities offering film production and get some advice directly from them about whether they have a preference for btec or ctec and whether digital media is a good preparation (it may be better suited to VFX ir computer animation than film production).
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Hey,

At the moment I am in Year 10, which I know is quite a while away from college but I'm thinking ahead at the moment.

The sixth form in which I want to go to offers a Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Digital Media. The reason for this is I'm working towards maybe media/film production rather than journalism or Public Relations (similar to the stuff that A Level Media covers).

I was wondering - would a Cambridge Technical look good on a CV? I know there is a lot of stigma around BTEC subjects which I personally disagree with, although I am not too familiar with CTechs. The course I'm looking to do sounds so good and is exactly what I'm looking for, and I think it's an Extended Diploma which is equivalent to around two A-levels.

If anyone can give me advice, that would be great

Cheers guys!

Hey, I am currently studying CTEC Digital Media and it is the level 3 version of OCR's Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 Creative iMedia - an ICT based course that leads to either CTEC IT (specialises in networks/troubleshooting) or CTEC Digital Media (specialises in creation of digital content, gaming, web etc.) , depending on the pathway your school chooses. While there are some media concepts, there is a lot of (creative) work with IT in Digital Media and as the other poster said, it is more to do with computer animation as opposed to "filmmaking" as such. There is a lot of work regarding social media/the digital landscape and digital games.

There are a range of units that can be studied (I only do single award so 6 units for me but 12 for you as double, I believe) and this depends on what your school chooses. However, you may be able to have a discussion with your teacher, at a later date, regarding what interests you, and you could see if the school would let you choose Unit 5, for example, which is short film production.

Let me know if you have any more questions about the course.

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