BTEC National Award/Certificate and Diploma (Level 3)

BTEC

In Leicester

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Description

  • Type

    BTEC

  • Location

    Leicester

BR>. The college provides well-equipped modern studios that enable the students to enjoy an exciting and supportive atmosphere that values hard work.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Start date

Leicester (Leicestershire)
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Gateway Sixth Form College, Colin Grundy Drive, Hamilton, LE5 1GA

Start date

On request

About this course

Students should have at least one of the following: • GNVQ Intermediate in Art & Design • BTEC First in Art & Design • At least four GCSEs grade A* - C (This should include an Art & Design subject. If you do not have a grade A*-C, you will be expected to provide evidence of skill through a portfolio of Art & Design work).

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Course programme


Art & Design BTEC National Award/Certificate and Diploma (Level 3)
(This course replaces AVCE Art & Design Double Award)

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Students should have at least one of the following:

GNVQ Intermediate in Art & Design
BTEC First in Art & Design
At least four GCSEs grade A - C (This should include an Art & Design subject. If you do not have a grade A-C, you will be expected to provide evidence of skill through a portfolio of Art & Design work).

Please note you will be expected to continue your study in English and Mathematics if you do not have a minimum grade C at GCSE in this subjects (This is for your progression opportunities).

LENGTH OF COURSE
The course is taught in 14 hours per week. You will be expected to work for an extra 5-10 hours per week for homework. This is usually development of your research and sketchbooks (Please note that we welcome you to work in the studios in your free time).

BTEC National Award is a one year course.
BTEC National Certificate is a two year course.

WHERE NEXT?
This is a practical course that will help you progress to a Foundation Diploma, a Higher National Diploma or degree in an Art & Design related area. Therefore students studying this course should be intending to progress further into an Art & Design related area.

INTRODUCTION
The course is multi-disciplinary. This means you will study Drawing, Painting, Surface Decoration, IT for Art & Design, Ceramics, Jewellery, Model Making and Textiles. These are taught in purposely equipped studios.

The Award is taken in the First year and is equivalent to one A Level. The Certificate is taken in the second year and equivalent to a second A Level. Therefore at the end of this programme of study you will have the equivalent of two Levels or AVCE Double Award.

CONTENT
· First Year (BTEC National Award) Units
· Drawing Development
· Materials, Techniques & Processes
· Ideas and Concepts
· Art & Design Exploration
· 3D Design
· Painting
· Second Year (BTEC National Certificates) Units
· Historical & Contextual Understanding
· Visual Communication
· Art & Design Application
· Graphic Image Making
· Fashion Visualisation
· Surface Pattern

ASSESSMENT & METHODS OF STUDY
The college provides well-equipped modern studios that enable the students to enjoy an exciting and supportive atmosphere that values hard work.

The course is based upon practical project briefs which relate to the Art & Design Industry. You will be taught practical skills, and encouraged to develop your work in an independent manner through tuition from staff. You will be required to research the work of Artists and Designers, develop visual and practical ideas and techniques, and evaluate your progress.

Project briefs are thematic and clearly define the work you need to undertake. You will also have the opportunity of attending study visits to galleries and visits from speakers who work in the world of Art & Design.

Final assessment is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Mid-term assessments will give you an indication on your progress by your subject teachers with suggestions to improve performance.

BTEC National Award/Certificate and Diploma (Level 3)

Price on request