Art & Design (Craft)

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Welcome to the Art & Design (Craft) department.
 
Subject name: Level 2 Technical Award in Craft
 
Type of course:   NCFE
 
How is the course assessed?
 
Unit No  Unit title  Assessment method  
Unit 01 Experiment with materials, techniques and processes Internally assessed and externally assessed 
Unit 02 Explore Craft Internal assessed and externally assessed 
Unit 03 Responding to a craft brief Internal Assessed and externally assessed 
Unit 04 Developing a craft enterprise Internally assessed 
 
What topics/units will I study?
 
You will develop and refine many skills in the initial stages whilst being introduced to the main course structure. You will follow set briefs that will explore a wide variety of disciplines including some of the following, depending on your teacher’s specialism:
 
Body adornment
 
Wall Art
 
Sculpture
 
Decoration
 
Textile based craft
 
Paper based craft
 
Ceramic based craft
 
Who would this course suit? What skills do I need ?
 
If you enjoy being creative and exploring different materials, processes and techniques then this is the course for you!  All abilities are welcome on this course.
 
Studying Craft develops structured thinking skills as well as enriching personal development in terms of skill, understanding and appreciation of design.
 
Craft complements the more academic subjects as it can help students focus and express their ideas creativity in a wide variety of ways.
 
What trips/ activities will I be involved in?
 
At least one trip to a venue that will enhance their understanding of the design process. For example a ceramics studio or a joiners workshop.
 
What college courses/job opportunities would this help me follow in the future?
 
Learners who achieve this V Cert qualification could progress onto further Level 3 qualifications and A Levels, such as:
 
Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Art and Design
 
Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Business and Enterprise
 
A Level Art and Design
 
A Level Design and Technology
 
It may also be useful to those studying qualifications in the following sectors:
 
Enterprise skills
 
Design and technology
 
Photography
 
Other creative subjects
 
How will this course help me to get a job?
 
Creative subjects are highly regarded and useful subjects that can lead to many careers, but also enhances a learner’s aptitude for whatever career path they choose.
 
Who can I speak to for more information or if I have any questions?
 
Ms Foley or Mrs Shelton
 
What do pupils who are currently studying this subject think?
 
As this is a new course there is no feedback at present