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Art & Design BTEC (Single)

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 4 GCSE in Art & Design and English

Who is it for?

This course is for students who are passionate about Art & Design and are looking to build upon and extend their skills gained at GCSE. Art & Design at Post 16 gives students exposure to different aspects of Art & Design, allowing them to display their abilities and demonstrate their understanding of these contexts

Course Structure

  • Coursework units include:
  • Visual Recording in Art & Design
  • Materials, Techniques, and Processes in Art and Design
  • Ideas and Concepts in Art & Design
  • Communication Through Art & Design
  • Educating Through Art & Design
  • Mixed Media Image Making• Generating Fine Art Ideas


All assessment for BTEC Nationals is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. Assumptive unit grade can be awarded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Overall grades will be Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Selected units will be moderated externally.

University Pathways

These qualifications support progression into further education, training or employment, such as

  • Foundation Studies in Art & Design
  • Higher National Diplomas in Art & Design
  • Foundation Degrees in Art & Design
  • Honours Degrees in Art & Design

Apprenticeship Pathways

Design Assistant/Trainee, Junior Art Worker, Desktop Publishing Assistant, Technical Illustrator, Junior Graphic Designer, Junior Product Designer, Production Runner, Post Production Runner, Broadcast Assistant, Animation Assistant, Junior Designer, Web Coordinator, Assistant Photographer, Digital Assistant, Trainee/Assistant Photographer, Costume/Wardrobe Assistant.

Career Opportunities

Animator, Ceramicist, Exhibition Designer, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Furniture Designer, Glass Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Jewellery Designer, Make-Up Artist, Medical Illustrator, Prosthetic Artist, Forensic Artist, Museum/Gallery/Conservatory Photographer, Press Photography, Print maker, Production Designer for Television, Textile Designer, Teacher, Art Therapist.