Level 3 Access to HE Creative & Digital Media at Stanmore College


Qualification Level 3 Access to HE Creative & Digital Media
Subject Area Access Courses
Attendance Full Time

Course Content

Over the year you will study the following units:

Unit ID Unit Title Level Credits
CBA783 Finding and Reading Information 3 3
CBA847 Essay Writing 3 3
BZL853 Portfolio Development and Presentation 3 6
CBA851 Note-taking and Note-making 3 3
AAZ113 Desktop Publishing 3 3
BZT767 Digital Image Making 3 3
BZC003 Digital Imaging 3 3
CBA958 Exhibition 3 3
AHH550 Multimedia Authoring 3 3
CBA493 Multimedia Scripting 3 3
BLQ197 Storyboarding 3 3
CAI273 Using a Sketchbook to Record Information and Develop Ideas 3 6
CBA961 Visual Research 3 6
BZB971 Web Animation 3 3
CBA880 Web Authoring Software 3 3
CBA881 Website Design and Creation 3 6

Course Outcomes

A one year course designed to equip over 19s with the skills, confidence and academic qualification to enable them to progress to university. As a learner on this qualification you will be offered a coherent, integrated and supported year of study through which you will gain the knowledge, awareness, skills and confidence necessary for successful undergraduate study in a range of creative and digital media progression routes. Aims:

  • To provide HE progression opportunities for adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances do not have the necessary qualifications
  • To give learners a general introduction to the basic concepts, methods and key areas of knowledge within the core disciplines taken and offer a coherent and stimulating framework within which they can broaden their intellectual outlook and make connections between subject areas;
  • To help learners to develop and consolidate the various skills required to enable them to cope successfully with the demands of undergraduate study and to become independent, self-directed learners
  • To establish a positive and supportive learning environment within which learners can build their confidence through successful learning and the sharing of their experience.

The course is 12 hours a week class contact time over 3 or 4 days. At least 20 hours per week self-directed study. 32 weeks


Learners primarily progress to Higher Education and study in areas related to media

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C and above or level 2 functional skills Complete initial assessments in English and maths and a short piece of writing at the interview session to assess suitability for the course


Assessment methods

  • Formal written examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Formal essays
  • Written reports
  • Assignments
  • Exams


Stationary, folder, access to a computer