BTEC Nationals Art and Design (2016)

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Specification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Art and Design: specification
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The Certificate provides a basic introduction to the art and design sector supporting progress to further or higher education and ultimately employment.

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Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Art and Design
Qualification number: 603/0448/0
Guided learning hours: 180
First teaching: September 2017
First external assessment: 2018
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2022,2023,2024)
Total qualification time: 240
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - n/a;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design: Specification
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Part of a programme of study including other courses, e.g. BTEC Nationals or A levels. Progression to: Higher education or training and ultimately employment into the creative industries.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Art and Design
Qualification number: 601/7228/9
Guided learning hours: 360
First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2022,2023,2024)
Total qualification time: 480
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in 3D Design and Crafts: specification
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Designed as a one-year full-time or a two-year programme when studied alongside other Level 3 qualification. Supports progression in art and design education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the creative industries sector.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Qualification number: 601/7230/7
Guided learning hours: 510
First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2022,2023,2024)
Total qualification time: 680
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Fashion Design and Production: Specification
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Specialist qualifications designed to be studied over two years alongside additional qualifications.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in 3D Design and Crafts
Qualification number: 601/7224/1
Guided learning hours: 720
First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Tech Levels (2022)
Total qualification time: 970
Eligible for funding (England): n/a
Last registration: England - 31 Jul 2021; Northern Ireland- 31 Jul 2021; Wales - 31 Jul 2021;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Graphics: Specification
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Specialist qualifications designed to be studied over two years alongside additional qualifications.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Fashion Design and Production
Qualification number: 601/7225/3
Guided learning hours: 720
First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Tech Levels (2022)
Total qualification time: 970
Eligible for funding (England): n/a
Last registration: England - 31 Jul 2021; Northern Ireland- 31 Jul 2021; Wales - 31 Jul 2021;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Photography: Specification
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Specialist qualifications designed to be studied over two years alongside additional qualifications.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Graphics
Qualification number: 601/7226/5
Guided learning hours: 720
First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Tech Levels (2022)
Total qualification time: 975
Eligible for funding (England): n/a
Last registration: England - 31 Jul 2021; Northern Ireland- 31 Jul 2021; Wales - 31 Jul 2021;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Art and Design: Specification
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Specialist qualifications designed to be studied over two years alongside additional qualifications.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Photography
Qualification number: 601/7227/7
Guided learning hours: 720
First teaching: September 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Tech Levels (2022)
Total qualification time: 965
Eligible for funding (England): n/a
Last registration: England - 31 Jul 2021; Northern Ireland- 31 Jul 2021; Wales - 31 Jul 2021;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design: Specification
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In depth study of the sector designed to be studied over two years alongside other qualifications. Supports progression to higher education and employment when combined with other Level 3 subjects.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design
Qualification number: 603/0447/9
Guided learning hours: 720
First teaching: September 2017
First external assessment: 2018
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2022,2023,2024)
Total qualification time: 965
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - n/a;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Specification
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Designed to be studied over two years as the substantial qualification in a study programme. Supports progression to study art and design related degree courses in higher education.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design
Qualification number: 601/7229/0
Guided learning hours: 1080
First teaching: September 2017
First external assessment: 2018
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2022,2023,2024)
Total qualification time: 1440
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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