NCFE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVE STUDIES: GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Ref: 600/6907/7
  • Sector: Arts, Media and Publishing


This qualification will expire on 31 August 2018 and this is the last date we can accept learner registrations. The last date for certificate claims is 31 August 2020.


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

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to gain an understanding of the graphic design industry and develop the basic skills across a range of areas within the subject. The Level 2 qualification aims to introduce learners to the subject who may wish to continue their studies at Level 3. While no formal experience or qualifications are required, an appreciation of the subject area is desirable.


Qualification Specification

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Summary of changes

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


Example Portfolio

This portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for Unit 01, Unit 02 and Unit 04 for the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Graphic Design. It’s designed to provide guidance on how a learner portfolio could look, rather than being prescriptive. The material is based on actual learner work.


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.


External Assessment Practice Paper 1

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper 2

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper - September - November 2015

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


External Assessment Practice Paper - February - April 2016

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

This document provides sample tasks for internal assessment.


Chief Examiner Report - January - April 2014

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of January - April 2014.


Chief Examiner Report - September - November 2014

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of September - November 2014.


Chief Examiner Report - January - April 2015

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of January - April 2015.


Chief Examiner Report - September - November 2015

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of September - November 2015.


Evidence and Grading Tracker

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


Career Card

This document will help learners discover career and progression options in this qualification.


Chief Examiner Report September - November 2016

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of September - November 2016.


Changes from QCF qualification

This document outlines the similarities between this qualification and the predecessor qualification.


Chief Examiner Report - February - April 2016

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of February - April 2016.


External Assessment Sample Paper - September - November 2016

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


Chief Examiner Report - February - April 2017

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of February - April 2017.


External Assessment Sample Paper (February - April 2017)

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


External Assessment Windows

This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for each of the qualifications within the V Cert suite as well as information about the assessments dates.


External Assessment Sample Paper - September-November 2017

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.


External Assessment Mark Scheme - September-November 2017

This is the mark scheme for the September-November 2017 external assessment.


Chief Examiner's Report - September-November 2017

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner on the external assessment for the window of September-November 2017.


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Qualification information

Reference No 600/6907/7
Sector Arts, Media and Publishing
Level Level 2
Minimum entry age Pre 16
GLH 150
TQT 210

Generic Occupational Competence guidance and staffing requirements

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Assessment Windows

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Performance Points

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