MAC on Track - Media Skills & Content Creation

L1 Level 1
Full Time
7 October 2024 — 18 July 2025
Barry Campus

About this course

The Level 1 in Media Skills & Content Creation is a BTEC Diploma delivered by Media Academy Cymru (MAC), at Barry Campus. This full-time course introduces students to the key areas of the creative media sector. The course focuses on developing students’ practical skills in areas such as web design; photography; Photoshop; filming and camera skills, including how to use professional equipment & software.

What you will study

This BTEC Level 1 programme comprises of 10 modules including: Design, Photography, Video, Animation, Audio Production, Multimedia, and Editing. Each module will focus on developing students’ practical skills to create unique media products like music videos, podcasts, animated films, photo exhibitions, advertisements and websites. The work produced for each module will form the basis for assessment. Throughout the year you will build a comprehensive portfolio that will be significant for your progression to future education or employment. You will also have the opportunity to undertake essential skills qualifications in numeracy and literacy.

MAC takes pride in delivering classes in a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere, focusing on your strengths to help you grow your confidence. You will learn in a small group of 12-16 students. Attendance of 90% and above is instrumental in your successful completion of the course.

Teaching and assessment

Programme comprises of 10 coursework modules.


All equipment will be provided by MAC.

Entry requirements

None - learners will complete a skills scan on entry to the course.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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Career prospects & further study

Participants will be able to progress to a Level 2 course in subjects such as: Creative Media & Technology; Content Creating; Film; Marketing/Advertising; Photography; Theatre & Performing Arts.

During the course, you will be supported to navigate your way to further education, training, apprenticeships or employment.

This course is ideal for those considering a career in the creative industry.


What our students say

‘Tutors treat students with respect, the other students are friendly, the work is clearly explained, the topics are interesting and I have learnt so many new skills.’                                                             

'At MAC I feel safe and understood.’