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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
Registration and Certification Fee
£60.00

Level
Level 2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
130
TQT
190

Important: This qualification will expire on 31/12/2022 and this is the last date we can accept learner registrations. The last date for certificate claims is 31/12/2024. This qualification will be replaced by NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Graphic Design (603/7011/7) from September 2022.

Who is this qualification suitable for?

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.

About this qualification

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.

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Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)


Summary of Changes
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Purpose Statement
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Qualification Factsheet
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Delivery Guide
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DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide
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V Certs Models Explained
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Using UMS to Calculate Qualification Grades
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Qualification specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2022
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2022 external assessment.

External Assessment Past Paper - Spring 2022
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This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Spring 2022
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2022 external assessment.

External Assessment Past Paper - Spring 2020
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This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

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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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

External Assessment Past Paper - Summer 2019
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This is the Past Paper for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Summer 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Summer 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Summer 2019
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External Assessment Past Paper - Spring 2019
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Mark Scheme - Spring 2019
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Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2019
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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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Grading Calculator
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Grading Guide
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Qualification specification (Word)
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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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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence.

We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Task-based external assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021.

Further information can be found in our external assessment timetable on our website. For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 6030845X V3.0
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