BTEC LEVEL 3 ART & DESIGN – FASHION & TEXTILES
OCR (Cambridge Technicals)
AIMS OF THE COURSE
Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications that are designed to give you a work-focused alternative to A Levels.
They’ve been designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate and develop the practical application of knowledge and understanding in the areas of work that appeal to you. This will enable you to develop your research skills as you work, both independently and with colleagues, to progress through your qualifications.
The assessment for the qualifi cations is task-based, so you won’t need to take exams to achieve Cambridge Technicals qualifications.
This qualification provides an understanding of art, design and craft through engagement with the work of artists and designers. Students have the opportunity to gain practical and creative skills by working with the 2D and 3D materials, processes and techniques of their choice.
Over the 2 years, pupils will complete 6 Units of coursework which will require 360 guided teaching hours – 5 Hours of teaching and learning per week.
WHO ARE THEY FOR?
Cambridge Technicals are suitable for students aged 16+ who are at school or college. They’re available at Level 2 and Level 3*, so they can follow on from your GCSEs.
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
A2 Pupils MUST COMPLETE the 2 years as you cannot achieve AS in this subject.
Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma is the equivalent of one A Level grade.
You will achieve either:
Pass – Grade E – 40 UCAS points
Merit – Grade C – 80 UCAS points
Distinction – Grade A – 120 UCAS points
Distinction * – Grade A* – 140 UCAS points
Units to complete:
Unit 1 – Art and Design in Context
Unit 50 – Fashion Design
Unit 51 – Fashion Production
Unit 52 – Textile Design
Unit 53 – Upcycling Fashion Products
Unit 54 – Fashion Illustration
WHY CHOOSE FASHION AND TEXTILES?
If you prefer to learn in a way that’s practical and work-related, then Cambridge Technicals are ideal. The great thing about them is that they keep your options open – so if you’re not fully convinced that a vocational way of learning is right for you, Cambridge Technicals keep the door open for a move to higher education further down the line.
WHAT PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES DO CAMBRIDGE TECHNICALS PROVIDE?
The great thing about them is that they still give you a choice of opportunities once you’ve completed them. The three choices open to you are:
Employment, where you can put your new practical skills towards generating an income
Further education, such as a higher-level qualification at school or college
Higher education, such as a degree course at university. Access to higher education is possible if you take the Level 3 qualifications because they have UCAS points.
Assessment is in line with OCR assessment procedure. All units will be centrally assessed and then externally moderated by OCR. There are no timetabled exams for this qualifi cation; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualifi cation are graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction * which equate to and E, C, A and A* at A Level.
Grade B at GCSE Textiles is essential.
Grade B at GCSE Art is desirable.
- Unit 1 - Art and Design in Context
- Unit 50 - Fashion Design
- Unit 51 - Fashion Production
- Unit 52 - Textile Design
- Unit 53 - Upcycling Fashion Products
- Unit 54 - Fashion Illustration