No of Units: 4Awarding Board: OCRCourse Code: J817

Unit Outline:

The OCR Level 2 Certificate in Creative I-Media has been designed to engage and enthuse young people with an interest in creative computing.

This vocational qualification is aimed at creative learners with a passion for using ICT software to be creative. Tailor-made to meet the needs of today’s creative industries, it covers creative multimedia, artwork and imaging, digital photographs and videos and pre-production skills.


The course consists of 4 coursework units, 2 of which are mandatory and 2 of which are optional. The two mandatory units are:

  1. Creating Digital Graphics
  2. Pre-Production Skills


This qualification aims to:

  • Equip young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to design and make, effective digital products for others to use.
  • Enable young people to use digital tools as a means of expression to inform, persuade and entertain.
  • Foster young people’s creativity and develop their independent learning skills.
  • Challenge young people to reflect on what they produce and strive for excellence.
  • Increase young people’s awareness of their responsibilities in the digital world and their respect of other people’s rights.
  • Equip young people with professional, real-world skills in planning, project management and communication.
  • Give young people the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to support future learning and exploit the creative digital industries.

Students will become proficient using the following software:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Industry standard bitmap graphics software)
  • Mind Genius and Gantt Project for project planning
  • Microsoft PowerPoint for creating interactive multimedia products

Possible Career Destinations:

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, contact: Miss J. King