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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

Level
Level 2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
130
TQT
190
This qualification is now approved in the 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 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.

Please see the External Assessment Timetable for a breakdown of the assessment dates for this qualification.

Qualification Specification
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Summary of Changes
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Purpose Statement
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Factsheet
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Delivery Guide
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DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide
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Shaping future qualifications
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V Certs Models explained
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V Cert Centre Support Guide
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V Certs Labour Market Intelligence Report
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Fully Funded Courses List
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Blended Learning Resources
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Technical Award External Assessment Results - Spring 2019
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Spring 2019 - External Assessment Achievement Data

Career Card
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Customer Support Guide
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Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick Guide
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Internal Assessment Sample Tasks
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External Assessment Practice Paper
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External Assessment Practice Paper Mark Scheme
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Sample Portfolio
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External Assessment Sample Paper - Spring 2019
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Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2019
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Mark Scheme - Spring 2019
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Grading Guide
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Chief Examiner Report - Summer 2019
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Sample Paper - Summer 2019
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Mark Scheme - Summer 2019
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Mark Scheme - Spring 2020
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2020
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External Assessment Past Paper - Spring 2020
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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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