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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
9.2 Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ003533
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to art and design topics. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes including a focus on Cultural Studies - Modern and Contemporary Studies in Art and Design, The Design Process and Visual Studies 2D with a range of optional units. Many learners join art and design degrees after following A level study, so the diploma will place the Access to HE learners on a level with those who have followed A level studies.

Ungraded units include units which will support access to higher education whilst supporting study and personal skills.


Why choose Gateway Qualifications for this qualification?

Gateway Qualifications offers a range of innovative, flexible and dynamic vocational qualifications that are valued and meaningful and which will develop the skills necessary to gain employment or to progress through further study.

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Cultural Studies - Modern and Contemporary Studies in Art and Design

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU011380
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The Design Process

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU029554
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Visual Studies 2D

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025820
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Mandatory Units Research: Graded

Students must complete 6 credits from this group

Research and Creative Development

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025822
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Visual Research

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU029572
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Mandatory Units: Ungraded

Students must achieve 9 credits from this group

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Study Skills for Creative Arts

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025980
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Optional Ungraded Units

Students must achieve 6 credits from this group.

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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Application of Number - Calculations

Level:
Level 2
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025454
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Application of Number - Interpreting and Presenting Information

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028768
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Developing Professional Attributes

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025278
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Introduction to 3D

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU008279
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Introduction to Drawing & Painting

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030575
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Mathematics - Calculations

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007516
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Presentation Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018352
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Presenting Information Using ICT

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU027084
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025796
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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Work Placement

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025609
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Optional Units: Graded

Students must achieve 21 credits from this group

3D Design

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU014861
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Ceramics - Working with Clay

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030560
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Colour Theory and Application

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030562
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Discovering Art, Design & Cultural Movements

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029504
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Graphic Design

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU027881
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Model Making

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU029552
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Participating in an Exhibition

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030564
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Perspective Drawing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030581
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Photography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030571
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Printmaking

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030573
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Renaissance and Baroque Art and Design

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU030558
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Studies of the Human Figure

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030566
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Textile Printing and Colouring

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030577
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Typography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU029558
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Using Mixed Media

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030569
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QAA aim code

4000630X

Target Groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.


Provider approval criteria

Depending on the choice of unit, centres will require access to relevant art and craft resources.


Progression Routes

BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Design
BA (Hons) Art and Design
BA (Hons) Ceramic Design
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting
BSc (H) Fine Art: Photography
BSc (H) Fine Art: Sculpture
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Honours) Illustration
BA (Honours) Textile Design
BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging


Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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