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Pearson BTEC HNC in Creative Media Production

Offered by the NI Film & Television School at SERC, this is a fast-paced, one year part-time course that aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to take the first steps towards a career in the film and television industry.

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Pearson BTEC HNC in Creative Media Production
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Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Wednesday/Thursday
Time: 09:15-17:15
10 £886.00 Apply Now
Pearson BTEC HNC in Creative Media Production
More Info
Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Tuesday/Wednesday
Time: 09:15-17:15
5 £886.00 Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

Course Structure

This course is delivered over two full days a week to allow students to balance other work and family commitments alongside their course of study. Creative Media production students will have access to industry standard production equipment and studio space.

Mandatory Modules:

  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice

Specialist units will include:

  • Film and Television Practices 
  • Film Studies
  • Light and Sound
  • Film and Video Editing
  • Storyboarding
Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week

14 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials. Student workload usually includes 2 to 3 assessments per module. 

Personal Study

A further 10 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy


A minimum of 48 UCAS points including:

  • Grade C Pass or above at A2 Level in moving image arts or a media related subject
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production with a MP profile

Access Diploma:

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%+

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)


  • Successful completion of the admissions process


  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.


Where will it take me?

Successful completion of the HNC Creative media production course may provide you with the opportunity to complete a further year leading to the Level 5 HND in Creative media production. The course aims to help students to develop industry connections through a strong programme of masterclasses, workshops and industry visits. The NIFTS teaching team all work within the media industry in Northern Ireland and can offer advice and support to those seeking employment or further study in the field of creative media production.

Recent graduates of the HNC course have progressed onto production trainee schemes with Northern Ireland Screen, permanent positions with some of NI's independent production companies as well as freelancing as crew members on a range of Film/Television/Commercial productions.

How will it make me more employable?
The HNC course has been designed to provide students with a strong theoretical background to television and film production as well as extensive experience working with professional equipment on live projects throughout the year. The combination of knowledge and skills students acquire on the HNC are all transferable into an industry setting.


Additional Costs

A kit list will be sent to students once accepted onto the course with specific requirements.  This involves:

A portable hard drive (1TB/2TB) approx. £50  

Closed back earphones (for editing) approx. £30  

A memory card for both video and audio files approx. £25.  

In addition, students will be expected to attend a Production Skills Residential in Semester One (one overnight) and a Fiction Production Residential for their location shoot in Semester Two (2-3 nights).  Students are asked to budget approx. £25 per night for each of these residentials to allow for accommodation and food costs. 

The course is provided and regulated by Pearson.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures.
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.

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