Myerscough College

BTEC Level 2 First Diploma Creative Design (FT)

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Course Length: 1 year The following course, offered by Myserscought, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!

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BTEC Level 2 First Diploma Creative Design

Course Length: 1 year

Myerscough College (Preston)

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Brief Description of the Course:

(NB. All programmes are based on credit accumulation. Each unit of study is worth either 5 or 10 credits towards the total amount needed to achieve the qualification)

This is a BTEC Introductory course that is designed to give you a broad understanding of Creative Design. It provides a balance of both practical and theoretical instruction and is an ideal preparation for those learners who wish to progress onto our more advanced level 3 Diploma courses or for those who wish to enter the industry at craft level.

Areas covered include, 2D and 3D visual Communication and the basic principles of Art & Design. Within this course you will have the opportunity to choose optional units which cover photography or floristry elements, expanding on your Art & Design knowledge in each specific area.

Entry Criteria:

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following qualifications are needed:

¨ a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language

¨ or equivalent qualifications.

List of CORE Units:

¨ 2D Visual Communication: This unit enables you to gain an understanding and develop skills in two dimensional (2D) visual communication techniques such as drawing, painting, photography and print-making.

¨ 3D Visual Communication: Aims of this unit include learning about three dimensional (3D) visual communication techniques through process such as construction, modelling, carving and casting.

¨ Building an Art and Design Portfolio: This unit speaks for itself really, and should act as a vehicle for supporting an application to employment or further study.

¨ Contextual References in Art and Design: Aiming to develop your ability to research and explore different aspects of art, craft and design from contemporary, historical and cultural sources.

¨ Using ideas to Explore, Develop and Produce Art and Design: Throughout this unit you will carry out research, development and generation of final designs relative to an art and design pathway such as graphics, textiles or 3D.

¨ Working in the Art and Design: This unit aims to provide you with a broad understanding of the art and design industry and the employment opportunities available within it.


¨ Working with 3D Design Briefs: This unit wil allow you to create 3D floral art pieces including modern, cultural and historical designs. You will look at and review the progress of your work to ensure it meets their creative intentions and the requirements of the brief. You will learn about the care of and correct use of specialist tools and equipment as well as health and safety issues.

¨ Working with Accessory Briefs: This unit will allow you to look at how accessories can transform an outfit and can be a simple way to obtain a unique look or adopt the latest trend. You will explore how mood boards and market research can help design ideas to evolve. You will create floral body adornments such as corsages, buttonholes and wrist corsages.


¨ Working with Photography Briefs: This unit aims to develop your knowledge and ability to use photographic techniques and processes, guided by the constraints and opportunities of a specific brief.

¨ Working with Visual Arts Briefs: Within this unit you will develop your ability to research and explore visual areas ideas from self-defined or given briefs.


Assessments will include assignments and practical work. There are no formal examinations on the Level 2 Diploma.

Possible Careers / Jobs:

The Floristry industry at this academic level can offer an assistant role in a florist, helping to design bouquets and arrangements for a variety of functions.

The Photography industry can offer roles in the retail industry or working alongside professional independent photographers learning skills and techniques for a variety of functions.


The vast majority of students usually progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Diploma courses if they gain sufficient merits on the Level 2 Diploma. Alternatively you can investigate the apprenticeship route.

Industrial / Work Experience:

Floristry Interest - A work placement in a florist shop is recommended to build up experience and confidence in practical aspects of the course.

Photography Interest – As above, a work placement either with an independent photographer, alternatively a Saturday job in a photographic accessory high street shop can offer a wealth of hand-on experience.

Special Requirements:

1 Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Students must provide their own protective apron, waterproof jacket, suitable footwear and full tool kit. A good camera is also required and a range of art materials. For the photography units, it is recommended that students have an SLR camera either film or digital. CF or SD memory card and photographic paper. (further details provided on enrolment)

2 Extra Costs: Excursion trips to local wholesalers where students can purchase sundries and items to use during lesson whilst creating their designs. Additional flowers and ancillary decorative items may be purchased at the student’s discretion.

To apply for this course please select the coloured tab, relating to the centre you wish to study at, on the right hand side of this screen. You can save your progress if you prefer to do it in stages but you must complete all sections of the form.

Special Education Needs and Disability Prospective students who have a disability that may affect their studies should inform the College as soon as possible. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate student needs and to provide appropriate support to enable successful completion of the course of study. Where necessary students will be asked for evidence to help identify appropriate adjustments.

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, courses are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

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