• Ref: 603/0845/X
  • Sector: Arts, Media and Publishing

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

It is aimed at 14-16 year olds studying the Key Stage 4 curriculum who are interested in any aspect of graphic design, including sourcing ideas and design.

The qualification is appropriate for learners who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on experiences, and through content which is concrete and related directly to those experiences.

This qualification counts in the DfE School Performance Tables for 2019.

Qualification Specification

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

Summary of Changes

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

Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

This Internal Assessment Sample Tasks document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

Grading Calculator

Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

Evidence and Grading Tracker

This Evidence and Grading Tracker can help learners to keep track of their work.

External Assessment Practice Paper

This practice paper will help learners prepare for external assessment. Both the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Graphic Design (603/0844/8) and the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Graphic Design (603/0845/X) share the same external assessment.

External Assessment Practice Paper Mark Scheme

This should be used by centres to support the administration of the external assessment practice paper. Both the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Graphic Design (603/0844/8) and the NCFE Level 2 Technical Award in Graphic Design (603/0845/X) share the same external assessment.

Career Card

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

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.

Delivery Guide

This document provides a guideline that defines the structure and content of the course.

Sample Portfolio

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass/Merit/Distinction grade for specified units within the qualification.

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Qualification information

Reference No 603/0845/X
Sector Arts, Media and Publishing
Level Level 2
Minimum entry age Pre 16
GLH 130
TQT 190

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