Design Apprenticeship Level 3 at Warwickshire College Group
This exciting new apprenticeship in Design is made up of two main components, a knowledge qualification which is usually studied at college on a part time basis (e.g) half or one day per week, and the competence based qualification (NVQ) which is assessed in the work place against the units of the qualification with the help of an assessor. Earning while you learn is a great way to gain experience in the field of design at the same time as getting qualifications.
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design
(Knowledge based component - college)
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design is a 60-credit and 360-guided-learning hour (GLH) qualification that consists of
four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits (where at least 45 credits must be at level 3 or above).
1 Visual Recording in Art and Design
2 Materials, Techniques, and Processes in Art and Design
3 Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
4 Communication Through Art and Design
Optional Units (Specialist)
Design Methods in Art and Design
Design Principles in Art and Design
Computers in Art and Design
Graphics for 3D Application
3D Computer Modelling
Drawing from Observation
3D Design Media, Techniques and Technology
*other optional units can be discussed for bespoke programmes
Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Design
The Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Design (QCF) recognises the skills, knowledge and understanding of learners and allows them to gain a job ready qualification in the workplace that relates to their job area and promotes good working practice.
This qualification requires achievement of a minimum of 49 credits. 29 credits are to be achieved from the Mandatory units and a minimum of 20 credits from the Optional units in groups 2 and 3. Learners may achieve a maximum of 6 credits from the units in Group 3 Business Optional units.
Group 1 Mandatory units
1. Research a design concept
2. Write a design brief
3. Interpret a design brief and follow the design process
4. Understand concepts and techniques used in branding
5. Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
6. Collaborate in a creative process
7. Understand market research
8. Develop a presentation
9. Deliver a presentation
10. Working with costs and budgets
Group 2 Design Optional units
11. The history and social impact of creativity and its influence on design
12. Research and evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
13. Create 3D models designs using a computer-aided design system
14. Undertake market research
15. Support marketing activities
16. Select and develop business relationships with preferred suppliers
17. Manage budgets
18. Contribute to running a project
19. Create 2D designs using a computer aided design system
20. Identify and understand your client’s brand Strategy
21. Articulate, present and debate ideas in a creative environment
22. Devise user testing of designs
23. Conduct user testing of designs
24. Evaluate user testing of designs
Group 3 Business Optional units
25. Define the product or service of the business
26. Keep financial records
27. Keeping up to date with current legislation in a business
28. Balance business needs and personal life
29. Carry out banking for a business
30. Carry out plans for a business
31. Check what customers need from the business
32. Decide on a business location
33. Manage own time and efficiency
34. Obtaining support for a business idea
35. Plan how to let customers know about products or services
36. Review the skills the business needs
37. Seek advice and help for the business
More detailed information on these units are available on request in the form of the qualification specifications.
GCSEs grades A* to C in English and Maths (the standard requirement for entry level office grade positions) or equivalent, or completion of a Level 2 qualification in art or design, or employer’s confidence in individual’s ability.
The work-based part of the qualification will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence and observation by an assessor. The knowledge-based part will be assessed through project work set at college.
WHAT CAREERS CAN I GO ON TO?
Junior roles within the Design industry such as graphic designer, product designer and technical illustrator.WHAT FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?
Progression onto a Higher Level Apprenticeship or Higher Education Programmes.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.