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Creative Crafts - NCFE Level 2 Certificate at Allerton Grange School

Course description

This level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft covers the materials, tools and equipment to develop craft techniques. You will investigate creative enterprise and employment opportunities in a range of crafts and then develop your own craft ideas for your chosen target market. You will creat your own final craft or range of craft items and present them to your target market and then evaluate your successes and suggest further develpments.

Guided learning hours (GLH): 110

Credit Value: 15

QCF Level: 2

Course content

Year 12 students will create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their understanding of a range of materials across Baked Goods, Preserves, Metal, Wood, Acrylic, Leather, Felt and Textiles. This will help them develop an understanding of the visual and tactile qualities of these materials. They will develop their techniques for manipulation of these craft materials and develop the use of tools needed whilst ensuring that they observe the health and safety aspects of the materials, tools and techniques used. 

Students will research enterprises in their craft area and understand what makes them successful.  They will also explore employment opportunities, identify their own strengths and areas for development and devise an action plan to meet their career aspirations. 

They will then research and compare sources and contexts to inspire their ideas for craft. Learners will have to opportunity to present their ideas to others to gain feedback on which to adapt or improve their idea. They will develop their ideas by researching, debating and adapting before selecting and justifying their final choice. 

For their final craft product they will plan, produce and evaluate their own craft work. Learners will prepare the tools, materials and equipment required to produce their craft piece whilst maintaining a safe working environment. Students will display their finished piece/s to their target market. They will then evaluate the whole creative process and record any issues/challenges they faced and any areas for improvement. 

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis but subject areas have their own entry requirements. As a guide you will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum of the following:

Level 2 courses - 2 grade 3s at GCSE

Specific entry requirements for this course are as follows:

Students need to be able to work safely in a range of technology rooms.

Students will need to commit to after school sessions.

Assessment

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft (601/3232/2) 

M/506/2674  Use materials, tools and equipment to develop craft techniques (3 credits)

K/506/2673  Investigate creative enterprise and employment opportunities (5 credits)

H/506/2672  Develop craft ideas (4 credits)

 T/506/2675  Create, present and evaluate final craft item   (3 credits)

The units are internally assessed and externally moderated from the production of a portfolio of evidence

Financial information

There are no costs associated with this course except materials and visits relating to study.

Future opportunities

Your next step could be to student level 3 Creative Craft, A Levels or collage in a wide variety of technology related courses. 

Further information

Please visit the Technology Department at Allerton Grange to see the resources available to this course and the products that could be made.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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