16-18 year old school leavers
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably with English and Maths
Five mandatory areas of content, are covered which allow students to develop skills needed to cover the two assessed modules. The five content areas are:
- informing ideas
- problem solving
- technical skills
- professional practice
These content areas reflect the assessment criteria to make simple and clear links between content and the expectations of learners in assessment.
There are two learning and teaching modules, one in the 540 Diploma and an additional module in the Extended Diploma (progression route following successful completion of 540 Diploma). Both modules are taught together and revisited, allowing learners to develop and advance their skills across both years of the programme. Each learning and teaching module has two units. All units are internally assessed, by tutors in college and are based aroung large-scale projects, as well as workshops and assignments, these are used as the basis for generating evidence for assessment.
Two modules which are internally assessed by tutors.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice