BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Art and Design

Head of Department

Mrs E Rees

Examining body


Overview of the course and assessment

In a series of mandatory units, students will learn how to apply the creative process through vocational Art and Design projects.  They develop their skills in the materials, techniques and processes needed to produce art and design.  Students will research the work of artists and designers in order to develop their own creativity and increase their independence in the field of art and design.  Students will explore further skills and knowledge through Photography, Fine Art and Sculpture. The qualification is designed to enable students to refine their knowledge of the sector and allow them to make informed decisions about their studies.

Course Details 

The National Extended Certificate in Art and Design provides a route for progression to Foundation Art and Design at Art College. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by HE providers as meeting or contributing to admission requirements to many relevant art and design courses, along with a wide range of other HE courses.

Possible Careers Paths 

In this sector, recruitment is usually at graduate level. This qualification is designed primarily to support progression to employment after further study at university. In previous years, students studying Art and Design at Level 3 have found employment in retail and the leisure industry.