• Minimum age to enter our BTEC Higher National study programs is 18 years.



In general, to study 1-year course (Level 4 Higher National Certificate - HNC) you must have completed one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Creative Media Production; or
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or equivalent), and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English; or
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications; or
  • Higher Education Diploma issued by recognized education institution; or
  • Related work experience; or
  • An international equivalent of the above.


All of our courses are delivered in English. All your work must be submitted in English as well. That is why your English must be at least at a B level. Unless you are a native speaker or have studied in English for the last two years, please send us an official copy of a certificate of one of the following qualifications in your name:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2; or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51; or
  • Pearson Test of English General (PTE) Level 3; or
  • Pearson Versant English Test 58-68; or
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • Having within the past (approx.) two years completed a formal programme of study in English at an appropriate level (such as a level 3 BTEC or ‘A’ level).
If you cannot provide such a certificate, we will ask you to undertake our on-line English test to assess your abilities to understand and express yourself in English on the required level. If you are unable to undertake such test, you can still study our programmes but without international BTEC Higher National degree (at the end of the study you will receive only Prague Film Institute Certificate).


To study the second year, i.e. top-up diploma for 1-year course (Level 5 Higher National Diploma - HND) you will be required to have achieved:

  • A BTEC National Certificate in Creative Media Production.


Our film courses are designed for all applicants aged 18+ who speak fluent English. The minimum required level of English is B2 - Upper Intermediate. A typical film course is structured as a one to two-year programme. During the first year you will acquire the basics in traditional filmmaking together with hands-on training in your chosen specialisation; in the second year you further develop your skills according to what interests you most. As you will benefit most from the practical activities, more than half of the classes are devoted to exercises which allow you to try everything yourself.

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