Level 2 Creative Course

Course details

Do you enjoy being creative? Do you embrace the use of new technology? Are you organised and enjoy a challenge? Then our Level 2 Creative Course is an exciting package that will suit you. The course enables students to develop a wide range of skills. In Art and Design (Photography) they explore ideas through a range of art and design media and processes. Our BTEC First is unique in that we have a heavy bias towards photography and technology under the art and design umbrella. In Creative Digital Media Production, students will have access to an innovative course that will enable them to explore ideas directly related to the creative digital media industry. Our BTEC First combines skills in a range of subjects, from film to music and is unique in that we deliver the content through the best possible avenues, rather than through one subject area.

Student learning will be supplemented through our Work Experience visits programme. This aims to give students a clear insight into career progression and the various job sectors that relate to the subjects studied as part of our level 2 creative course. Students will also retake their English and Maths GCSEs if they have not previously passed these at a grade 5.

Links to specifications

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Art and Design (Photography)

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production


There are four units that make up the courses in both the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Art and Design (Photography) and the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production. Some of the units are externally assessed, but the majority of assessment is internal. The units covered will build on students creative and organisational skills whilst introducing new and exciting topics. If Students have not passed English or Maths GCSE, the course will include retakes in these subjects, in line with their GCSE assessment in Year 11.

Enrichment opportunities

Regular work experience visits will provide students with the opportunity to discover and acquire the skills needed to be effective in the workplace. The career sectors we explore relate directly to the subjects on offer and equip students with invaluable knowledge for their future. 

Student quotes

‘BTEC is perfect for me, I can focus on one subject and have faith that it will give me good results and open a lot of doors for the future’ 

‘I chose a BTEC because I really felt a specialised subject in one area would benefit me’ 


Students who take this course and pass with merit or above will be able to study A levels in Film, Drama, Music, Performing Arts and Art at Blenheim High School, as well as any other subjects they already have the required GCSE qualifications for. Equally this course would provide the necessary skills to move on to study at College, in a range of subjects.