BTEC National Extended Certificate in Art & Design

Course Information

The qualification gives a coherent introduction to the study of art and design at this level. Learners develop art and design projects and gain an understanding of the creative process.

They study visual recording and communication, critical analysis and production skills to produce art and design outcomes.

It is designed for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the creative industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

(equivalent of 1 A level)


  • Visual Recording & Communication
  • Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design
  • The Creative Process
  • Photographic Materials, Techniques and Processes
  • Graphics Materials, Techniques and Processes
  • Interactive Design Materials, Techniques and Processes



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