IT - Creative iMedia

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative Media

Digital Media is a key part of many areas of our everyday lives and vital to the UK economy. Production of digital media products is a requirement of almost every business so there is huge demand for a skilled and digitally literate workforce. This qualification will help students develop specific and transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts. The qualification’s hands-on approach has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative ICT.

The mandatory units of pre-production and creating digital graphics underpin the qualification and reflect key industry skills. The pre-production skills unit is assessed through an examination and contributes 25% of the marks for the Certificate size qualification.

The wide range of optional units cover different disciplines and are assessed through a practical task-based assessment with OCR-set tasks to support your students in producing assessment evidence.

Units for the Certificate

Unit R081: Pre-production skills (External Examination 1Hr 15 min)

This first unit underpins the other learning in this qualification. Students will learn about how to plan pre-production effectively including understanding of client requirements and reviewing pre-production briefs. They will use this knowledge in the optional units when they develop their own media products. This unit also provides excellent transferable skills such as project planning which will be useful in a wide variety of contexts.

Unit R082: Creating digital graphics (Coursework Unit)

Digital graphics are a key part of most digital products and this mandatory unit will help support the other optional units in the suite. Students will learn the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector, considering client requirements that they learnt about in R081. Students will become competent users of Adobe Photoshop in this unit.

Unit R083: Creating 2D and 3D characters (Coursework Unit)

From film and television to computer gaming, digital characters are key components of creative media projects. Students will learn about character modelling in this sector, creating their own 2D and 3D digital characters using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Unit R085: Creating a multipage website (Coursework Unit)

This unit enables students to understand the basics of creating multipage websites. Students will use their creativity to combine components to create a functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing website against a client brief. Student learn to use Adobe Dreamweaver in this unit.

Assessment Method

This course is assessed through a combination of a written examination and coursework.

The weightings of each unit are:

(R081 – 25%, R082 – 25%, R083 – 25% and R085 – 25%)

What can I do with this Qualification?

This qualification provides a broad and solid foundation for further study of various aspects of creative computing, such as graphic design, web design, computer games design and interactive media.

It supports progress to further study, including:

● GCE in Media: Communication and Production

● Level 3 BTECs in Creative Media Production

● Level 3 BTECs in IT

● Level 3 Principal Learning in Creative and Media.

It also enhances young people’s overall digital literacy and gives them a solid foundation for further study and employment.

For further information see

Mr M Dunn


Nov. 2018