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Art and Design level 3 BTEC (triple award) at Brentside High School

Course description

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels. The qualification is designed for post-16 students who want to study art and design related degree courses in higher education. You gain knowledge and understanding of visual communication and the creative process to develop their creative voice. You develop an understanding of the importance and influence of the work of artists and designers to develop and realise their creative intentions. You produce a portfolio of art and design work to support progression to higher education. Optional units allow you to gain knowledge in areas such as fashion, textiles, graphics, photography, 3D studies and fine art. 


The qualification is intended to be studied over two years as the substantial qualification in your programme of study.  

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE art & design or merit in level 2 BTEC art & design


The course is composed of practical work which is assessed by an external moderator and written work to accompany. There are no written examinations.


Examination board: Edexcel 

Future opportunities

The qualification has been designed to provide progression onto a wide range of related courses in higher education. Taking this qualification will develop your analytical skills. You will also develop and realise their creative intentions. You will develop a portfolio of art and design projects to support progression to a wide range of related degree courses in art and design. 


The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example a range of degrees including:  art and design; interior design; fashion design; textiles; graphic design; photography and fine art.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentside High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years