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BTEC Graphic Design (Double)

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent. Grade C or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

A 720 hour course, completed over two years; equivalent  to two A levels. The qualification is designed to give learners a technical understanding of graphics. Learners gain knowledge  and skills in areas such as typography and illustration to produce vocational projects in graphic design. Learners choose an optional unit in another  art and design discipline which complements the subject and gives breadth  to their practice.

Units Covered:

  • Graphic Materials, Techniques and Processes
  • Typography and Typographic Design
  • Graphics for 3D Design
  • Branding in Graphic Design
  • Graphic Illustration
  • Managing a Client Brief
  • Developing and Realising Creative Intentions
  • 3D Design Materials


There are nine units to complete.  Certain units are mandatory whilst others are option  based. Around a third  of all content  is externally assessed, with the remainder  taking the form of coursework, which is assessed internally by staff and checked annually by a moderator.

Career Opportunities

The qualification is for learners intending to gain employment in graphic design, possibly after further study in higher education. The qualification is usually studied over two years alongside additional qualifications.

Course Details

For more information please see Mr C Potter, teacher of Art and Design Graphics {01922) 721071 ext. 326.