NCFE

NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Art & Design

Ref:
603/2964/6
Sector:
Arts, Media and Publishing
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Level
Level 1/2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
120
TQT
157
This qualification is approved in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

We have redeveloped the level 1 and 2 qualifications in this subject area into this combined Level 1/2 qualification for the 2020 performance tables to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our centres as well as meeting the new DfE guidance. This new qualification has been renamed NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Art & Design and is now available for first teaching in September 2018.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to art and design which includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to progress onto further study.

To access the 2018/19 synoptic project live brief please email [email protected] confirming the qualification and your centre details. Please note this only applies to learners completing in summer 2019.

For information on the Regulations for Conduct of Synoptic Project please click Regulations for the Conduct of the Synoptic Brief

Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide

Shaping future qualifications

V Certs Models explained

V Cert Centre Support Guide

V Certs Labour Market Intelligence Report

Tips for Teachers careers guidance

Fully Funded Courses List

Blended Learning Resources

External Assessment Windows

This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for this qualification as well as information about the assessments dates.

Career Card - Art & Design

Customer Support Guide

Grading Calculator

Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

External Assessment Sample Mark Scheme

This is the sample mark scheme for the sample external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Synoptic Project

The synoptic project for 2019/2020 is due to be electronically released on 16 December 2019. Further instructions and guidance for Centres on this will be released shortly, please check back for updates nearer the release date.

Sample Synoptic Project Brief

This Synoptic Project Brief will help learners prepare for the internal assessment.

Sample Portfolio - Level 1 Merit

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Merit grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Sample Portfolio - Level 2 Pass

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Sample Portfolio - Level 2 Distinction

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Distinction grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Internal Synoptic Project Delivery Guidance for Centres

Regulations for the Conduct of Synoptic Project

Grading Structure

Mandatory units

  1. Understanding the Creation of Art and Design Work (D/616/8970)
  2. Understand Organisations, Employment and How Art and Design Work is Created in the Art and Design Industry (H/616/8971)

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