Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to provide me with a little guidance. The Head in my school is very keen to introduce BTEC Media Level 2 & 3 within our school. While this is potentially exciting in terms of expanding the department, I am concerned about ensuring it is done properly, both for myself and potential students. We have only offered A Level Media Studies and at the moment have a teaching classroom with 7 computers at the back (with iMovie) and have always been told that the school has no money to spend on additional resources. When looking through the EdExcel specification, it looks like significant investment would be needed. I am currently writing out a list of questions/concerns and was wondering: (1) How much money (approximately) you think is necessary to setup a reasonably well resourced BTEC course? (2) Do you think that technicians are a necessity or have you coped without? Any other advice/important information not provided by the specification?