Subjects & Courses

Digital Media Cambridge Technician

Structure and Content 

The objective of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills to become creative within their ICT skills and develop advertising media plans including creating a media product, planning and pitching and creating a social media presence.

This will enable learners to progress to further study in the IT and digital sectors.

Year 1

Learners study six mandatory units:
Media products and audiences (written exam)
Creating a media product (coursework)
Planning and delivering a pitch for a media product (coursework)

Year 2

Pre-production and planning (written exam)
Advertising media (coursework)
Creating a personal media profile (coursework)

Undergraduate degree options

When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications or A-levels such as English, arts or technology, this qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an information technology discipline or where information technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.

On successful completion of this course, students can consider a range of degree courses such as Animation and Online Interactive Technologies, Marketing and Social Media, Graphic Design and Media Studies.

This qualification also carries UCAS points and is recognised by many higher education providers.

Possible Career Options

This pathway allows students to gain employment in roles such as:

Digital layout artist

Digital graphic designer

Freelance reporter

Web developer/designer


Computer graphics

Entry requirements

To secure your place at Aston Manor Sixth Form, you must achieve five GCSEs at grades 4-9 (including English and maths at grade 4).

Certain courses have additional specific requirements, as shown below.


GCSE grade 5 English

GCSE grade 5 English and maths

GCSE grade 6 science and maths

GCSE grade 6 science and maths

GCSE grade 6 maths

English Literature
GCSE grade 6 English

GCSE grade 6 French
and English grade 5

Religious Education
GCSE grade 6 RE


OCR Digital Media

GCSE grade 4 English

Health and Social Care
GCSE grade 4 maths

Business Studies
GCSE grade 4 English and maths

Financial Studies
GCSE grade 4 maths

Merit at KS4 and GCSE grade 4 English

Applied Science

GCSE grade 4 English, maths
and science

How to Apply

External Applicants only

Please complete the application form and return to the sixth form office. You can find the application form here or, alternatively, request an application form from the main office.

Already a student at Aston Manor Academy?

Sixth form staff will arrange a presentation for all Year 11 Aston Manor Academy students to tell them more about progressing to sixth form and how to apply.