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Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Langley Park School for Girls

Course description

The BTEC Diploma in Art and Design is a 13 Unit course equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, interests and career aspirations: it consists of five compulsory core units which give learners an introduction to Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design, Communicating through Art and Design, Contextual Influences, Materials and Techniques and Visual Recording.

Course content

You will study six optional units which provide further opportunities for you to develop your understanding of the art industry such as Freelance Work in Art and Design, Community Art, Promoting Artwork, Printmaking as well as having the possibility of studying units in Photography, Graphics and Digital Image Capture and Editing.

The course provides a vocational alternative to the traditional A Level Fine Art. We recommend that you choose this option if you are significantly better at coursework than examinations.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Art; if this does not include both English and Mathematics, you must enrol on the relevant GCSE retake course.

Skills required:

A commitment to hard work; the ability to undertake independent research, meet deadlines and work as part of a team.


Assessment of all units is through assignments which cover the grading criteria for the unit. A variety of assessment methods will be used including coursework, witness statements, presentations and developing and exhibiting your own work. The assignments will be based on realistic scenarios for learners to apply their knowledge and make maximum use of practical activities, with some units externally set and externally assessed.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Diploma in Art and Design will allow you to:-

  • Take a degree or foundation course in an art related subject
  • Enter into employment
  • Go on to further training

In Design for Textiles, Accessories, Jewellery, Computer Graphics, Packaging, Illustration, Photography, Film TV Video, Animation, Theatre, Make Up, Special Effects, Architecture, Landscape, Interior Exhibition, Transport, Product, Glass, Ceramics, Precious Metals.

In Fine Arts and Sculpture Conservation, Restoration, Exhibition, Museum and Gallery Work, Teaching, Art Therapy, Community Arts, Art/Design/Culture/Media, Historian or Journalism.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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