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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Art & Design at Beauchamp College

Course description

Details will be added shortly.

Course content

Unit 1- Visual Recording and communication (externally assessed)

Unit 2- Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design (externally assessed)

Unit 3- The Creative Process (Internally assessed)

Optional units (chose 1)

Unit 10- Photographic Materials, Techniques and Processes

Unit 15- Fashion materials, techniques and processes


Students must complete the mandatory units but they then have an option of following either a Fashion or a Photography route to enable students to specialise in a particular area. Whichever area they chose each unit will be designed to incorporate skills from that particular specialism.

Entry requirements

Please see our prospectus in the Post-16 section of the college website.

At least Distinction in BTEC Level 2 Diploma or 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit in BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificates if taken as a Year 12 one year course.


Students will produce a portfolio of work. The course is broken down into 4 units of work in which 3 are mandatory and 2 of these are externally set by the exam board.

Students will be given 360 guided learning hours in which to complete the 4 units.

Future opportunities

The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses, if taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning. Depending on the other qualifications learners have taken, they can progress to a degree programme from a range of programmes in the art and design sector. 

Further information

Extra-curricular opportunities look to take students on inspirational trips and exhibitions to enhance motivation and stimulate minds.

Twilight and lunch time clubs are offered on a weekly basis throughout the year to actively encourage coursework progression, individual growth and interest within the subject and gain additional teacher guidance and support.

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: 03 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years