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BTEC Diploma in Textiles at Grange Technology College

Course description

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Graphic Design

This is a vocational course which is for the creative and artistic students who are interested in a career in the design industry, as an illustrator, web designer, package designer, product designer and animator or game designer.

If you are imaginative and want to develop your skills in the use of text, images and concepts for communication then Graphic Design is the course for you.

For further information contact Mrs S Wike, Assistant Head, Area Director for Design and Technology.

Course content

This is a Vocational Design Course and you need to be interested and skilled in Art and Design and Design Technology. To be successful designer you need to be creative and self motivated and clearly enjoy researching imagery and mark making using many materials. You should also be interested in and want to learn more about Design using ICT and digital manipulation.


To pass the First Diploma in Design Technology level 2 you must complete 5 Units of work from the following list over the 2 years of the course.

3 Units in Year 10 and 2 Units in Year 11.

Each Unit of work is 60 hours of work and you will have 5 hours of lesson time per week.

  • Unit 1 Graphic Materials, Techniques and Processes
  • Unit 2 Graphic Drawing Skills
  • Unit 3 Graphic Ideas and Concepts
  • Unit 4 Develop Visual Language
  • Unit 5 |Typography in Graphic Design
  • Unit 6 Graphics Project
  • Unit 7 Technical Drawing Skills
  • Unit 8 Computers in Graphic Design
  • Unit 9 Printmaking in Graphic Design
  • Unit 10 Advertising in Graphic Design
  • Unit 11 Graphics Package

Future opportunities

If you are successful in L2 BTEC Graphics you could progress to L3 Graphics or to AS Level Art and Design/Product Design. There are a vast array of Design Degrees and employment opportunities in Applied Design.

Eg. Web Design, Architecture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grange Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years