• Ref: 601/0489/2
  • Sector: Arts, Media and Publishing

This qualification is approved in the 2017 & 2018 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables.

We are redeveloping the level 1 and 2 qualifications in this subject area into a combined Level 1/2 qualification for the 2020 performance tables to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our centres as well as meeting the new DfE guidance. The new qualification will be renamed NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Craft and, pending approval, will be ready for first teaching in September 2018.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in craft and can be delivered in a variety of contexts. Examples could include wood crafts, floristry, textiles, garment making, stained glass, cake decoration etc.

Qualification Specification

This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Summary of Changes

This document summarises the changes in the qualification specification since the last issue.

Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of the qualification, who it’s designed for, what opportunities it could lead to and which providers support its delivery.

Process for rejecting grades - guidance for centres

This document is an addendum to the Assessment and Quality Assurance section of the qualification specification.

Evidence and Grading Tracker

This document can help learners to keep track of their work.

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

This document provides sample tasks for internal assessment.

Craft Disciplines

This document provides a list of craft disciplines that can be selected to support the multi-disciplinary approach that the qualification offers.

Sample Portfolio

This document is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass/Merit/Distinction grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

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Qualification information

Reference No 601/0489/2
Sector Arts, Media and Publishing
Level Level 1
Minimum entry age Pre 16
GLH 120
TQT 180

Generic Occupational Competence guidance and staffing requirements

Where qualification specifications don’t include specific mandatory staffing requirements, centres should refer to this document for generic guidance.

Performance Points

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