BTEC Nationals Art and Design (2016)

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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design guide
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Certificate 

Teaching from:  2017 
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 & 2020 results)

Intended as a basic introduction to the art and design sector alongside other fields of study.

Supports progression to a wide range of higher education courses depending on other qualifications taken.

 

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Art and Design specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design guide
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Extended Certificate 

Teaching from: 2016 
External assessment from: 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018, 2019 & 2020 results)

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.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Extended Certificate in Art and Design specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design guide
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Foundation Diploma

Teaching from: 2016
External assessment from: 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018, 2019 & 2020 results)

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression in art and design education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the creative industries sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design specification
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design guide
Download PDF | 945.7 KB

Diploma (Tech level)

Teaching from: 2016
External assessment from: 2017
Performance tables (England): Tech Level (2018, 2019 & 2020 results)

Specialist qualifications designed to be studied over two years alongside additional qualifications.

There are four specialist qualifications available:

  • Photography
  • Graphics
  • 3D Design and Crafts
  • Fashion Design and Production

Progression: employment or further study in the creative industries sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas in Art and Design
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design guide
Download PDF | 945.7 KB

Diploma 

Teaching from: 2017
External assessment from: 2018
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2019 & 2020 results)

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.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Art and Design
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Guide

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design guide
Download PDF | 945.7 KB

Extended Diploma

Teaching from: 2016
External assessment from: 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018, 2019 & 2020 results)

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.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Don't forget you can continue teaching your BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Art and Design (2010) for courses starting in 2017.

Specification

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design specification
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