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Art & Design BTEC level 3 Diploma at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

This two year, Double qualification equivalent to two A levels, is designed to introduce you to the main areas of 2D and 3D Art and Design. It provides practical experience as well as enabling students to focus on specific subject areas in greater depth.  The different disciplines include Graphic Design, Fine Art, and Fashion; the course will also give students the opportunity to appreciate the work of other artists and designers and to learn about associated professional practice.

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your skill, knowledge and understanding of Art & Design through a vocational context.  

Course content

Year 12 

Unit 1, 2, 3, Will be delivered throughout the year through thematic projects.

You will be given assignments that will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the unit requirements.

Work will move towards personalised and independent learning through progressively more challenging assignments. 

Year 13 

Units 4 plus 2 Vocational units  

In the second year of the course, you will build on the skills you have learnt in the first year. You will choose which areas you would like to specialise in, for the vocational units .These units explore the specialist areas in more depth providing you with access to more advanced techniques and processes. 

Entry requirements

GCSE Art & Design grade C, or related subject I.e. Graphics, Product Design. 

This course requires that you are able to work independently. A commitment of between 4-6 hours per week independent study is necessary in order for you to fulfil the demands of the course. Career Pathways

are explicitly nurtured throughout the course on the understanding that a career in the Creative Industries provides life long opportunities for learning.      


Consists of 12 units

Visual recording in Art & Design

Materials, techniques and processes in Art & Design

Ideas and concepts in Art & Design

Communication in Art & Design

Contextual influences in Art an Design 

Application, Exploration and Realisation ( 20 credits double unit 

Design Methods an in Art and Design

Plus four vocational units based on you own specialist field i.e. Painting, Sculpture, Graphics   Fashion 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years