NCFE

NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Graphic Design

Ref:
603/0845/X
Sector:
Arts, Media and Publishing
Features:
Learning Resources Available, Performance Points, V Cert
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Support Materials Qualification Specification

Level
Level 2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
130
TQT
190
This qualification is approved in the 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

It is aimed at 14-16 year olds studying the Key Stage 4 curriculum who are interested in any aspect of graphic design, including sourcing ideas and design.

The qualification is appropriate for learners who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on experiences, and through content which is concrete and related directly to those experiences.

This qualification counts in the DfE School Performance Tables for 2019.

Qualification Specification

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

Summary of Changes

This document summarises the changes in the qualification specification since the previous issue.

Purpose Statement

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

Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Delivery Guide

This document provides a guideline that defines the structure and content of the course.

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.

Technical Award External Assessment Results - Spring 2019

Spring 2019 - External Assessment Achievement Data

Career Card

This document will help learners discover career and progression options in this qualification.

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

This document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

Evidence and Grading Tracker

This Evidence and Grading Tracker can help learners to keep track of their work.

External Assessment Practice Paper

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

External Assessment Practice Paper Mark Scheme

This is the mark scheme for the practice external assessment.

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.

Sample Portfolio

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

External Assessment Sample Paper - Spring 2019

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2019

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Spring 2019

This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Grading Guide

Chief Examiner Report - Summer 2019

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Sample Paper - Summer 2019

This is the Sample Paper for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Summer 2019

This is the mark scheme for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Mandatory units

  1. Introduction to Graphic Design (T/615/3956)
  2. Graphic Design Practice (A/615/3957)
  3. Responding to a Graphic Design Brief (F/615/3958)
  4. Graphic Design Portfolio (J/615/3959)
  5. Technical Award Graphic Design – External Assessment (TAGD/EXTA)

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