Design Apprenticeship (Advanced Level 3)

Course Information

  • Course Code: AD554
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Start Date: 03-Sep-19, 01-Aug-20
  • Validated by: AIMAWARD

Our Apprenticeship in Design offers a combination of knowledge and practical skills training to support your career in the growing UK Design Industry. As an Apprentice, you could work for a design firm or a non-design business that uses designers in part of its operations. You’ll assist a designer or design team and build specialist skills. You may be working to develop a client’s brief or product development to meet general market needs. The nature of your Design Apprenticeship will depend on your employer but it is a challenging and creative role. This Apprenticeship focuses on the more artistic design roles.

What will I study?

Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 Design includes:

  • University Arts College London Level 3 Diploma in
    Art & Design
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Design
  • You may also undertake Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2

Here is a selection of the units you will study:

  • Understanding a design brief
  • Following design processes
  • Applying techniques and undertaking research to support design
  • 2D and 3D Problem Solving
  • Design skills such as writing and interpreting a brief
  • Branding
  • Market Research
  • Presenting
  • Budgeting
  • Engaging with an Audience
Entry Requirements

Working in the Design industry you will have a keen interest in Art and Design with some existing skills to develop. You may have already studied an Art and Design related qualification. You will have good Maths, English and ICT skills. You will also have the opportunity to gain formal Maths, English and ICT qualifications as part of your Apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

ou will attend Blackburn College one day per week to study your Technical programme and you will be assessed by the following methods:

  • Observations in the workplace
  • Assignments and course work
  • Observations in the Workplace
  • Professional discussions
  • You will compile an electronic portfolio of work based evidence containing Video, Audio and photographic evidence
  • Final Major Project
What can I do next?

On successful completion of your Apprenticeship you will have the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications to progress to relevant Higher Education and Professional courses at levels 4, 5 and 6. These could include: Foundation degrees, for example Art and Design, Graphic or Fashion Design and Manufacturing, Production Design and Development; BA Honours Degrees in Product Design; Teacher training for Design and Technology amongst many other vocational qualifications related to or relevant for the creative and cultural industries.

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