This BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design is equivalent to
two A Levels. The course equips students with in-depth knowledge into a wide
selection of areas within the creative fields of Fine Art, Design and Textiles.
The course structure can allow the qualification to be flexible to meet
learners’ interests, abilities and aspirations.
Students can add an A Level in an Art based subject to make
a full-time Art package. Students are asked to make a £20 contribution towards
materials at the beginning of each year and are expected to have their own
drawing and painting materials for use at home.
For the BTEC Level 3 Diploma, there are six mandatory units
(3 of which are externally assessed), plus two optional units from a range of
professional specialist areas including Fine Art, Graphic Design, Textiles and
Students will contribute to the course Blogs, Youtube and
Flickr pages as well as build their own e-portfolio. Upper Sixth students hang
and host a public exhibition at the end of their course.
The essential elements of the course give students a
comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of Art and Design – techniques and
materials, concepts and influences, visual recording and communication – which
allow them to eventually specialise in an area of their
Course Specific Trips & Visits
The College runs a number of educational experiences each
year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences
include trips to galleries, outdoor drawing opportunities and photoshoots,
external competitions, participation in a local craft fair and talks by visiting
speakers, including a variety of local designers and
Career Opportunities & Further Study
The Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design builds and
develops the necessary techniques and attitudes to begin a successful
professional career, or move on to further study. It gives an understanding of
the employment opportunities available in the Art and Design world so that
students can progress into a specific area of work after completing an Art
Foundation course or specialist degree. Our progression onto Higher Education is
very high every year.
Four units are externally assessed over the 2 years, the
rest is coursework. The points achieved on each unit will be added together to
form an overall grade.
The exam board for this course is Pearson
Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have
(or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above with
English and Mathematics at 3 or better (and a satisfactory school reference) in
order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.
Students should also meet the following minimum GCSE
- GCSE Grade 4 in Art or relevant Design Technology
- Merit in BTEC Level 2 Art & Design plus a suitable