Art & Design Course - Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Art and Design Courses

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is split into two years, beginning with the 90 Credit Diploma in the first year. It is a general art and design course, which allows learners to gain practical experience and skills across a wide range of art and design. If you are committed to further study/a career in Art and Design, then this is the course for you. The syllabus is dynamic and wide-ranging, offering many exciting opportunities for you to use your imagination and creativity. Drawing ability and practical skills are essential, whilst good computer skills are also important. You will need an eye for shape and colour, good analytical skills and a willingness to experiment, as well as commitment and perseverance. This is a Level 3 course, which is equivalent to 3 AS Levels.

Career Prospects

This qualification will help learners to enter higher level courses e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Foundation Diploma in Art and design and prepare them for employment in the field of Art and Design.

Entry Requirements

Students must possess one of the following: Four GCSEs at A*-C, to include an Art and Design-related subject, plus Maths and English/Welsh Five GCSEs at A*-C if only Maths or English/Welsh is achieved Level 2 BTEC Diploma in a related subject at Merit Grade or above. All students also need to present a satisfactory portfolio of practical work at interview

Course Costs

Range of art and design materials approx. 20 6 x A3 sketchbooks approx. 4 each A1 portfolio approx. 10 Memory stick approx. 10 Printing/photocopying costs Students will also need access to a digital camera Students will also be expected to attend various educational visits

Specialist Units


Unit based coursework assignments

Length of Course

One year: After successful completion, students have the option to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Examining Board



Afan, Neath & Newtown

Contact Details

Alison Hancock (Afan & Neath Campus)
Tel: 01639 648324/648326
Email: [email protected]

Rob Loupart (Newtown Campus)

Tel: 0845 4086 246

Email:[email protected]