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  • Level 2

    Graphic Design
    Certificate in creative media
    Aim and objectives of the qualification

    These qualifications aim to:

    • develop further technical skills and knowledge in graphic design

    • develop learners’ collaborative working and entrepreneurial awarenes.

    The objectives of these qualifications are to help learners progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Creative Media or other related qualifications, with a view to progressing into higher education or employment.

    Essential skills

    While completing these qualifications, learners may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees.

    These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem solving, to more trickyto-measure skills such as:

    • an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress

    • appropriate interpersonal skills

    • communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors supporting other aspiring employees

    • personal manners and deportment

    • understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.

    Entry guidance

    These qualifications are designed for learners who wish to develop advanced technical skills and knowledge in Creative Media and specialise in Graphic Design.

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

    Qualification content

    To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media, learners are required to successfully complete 1 core unit and 3 optional units.

    These qualifications consist of 2 graded core units:

    • Unit 01

    Understanding the creative media industry (8 credits)

    • Unit 02

    Plan and produce work to a design brief (8 credits)

    And 7 graded optional units:

    • Unit 03

    Packaging and label design (8 credits)

    • Unit 04

    Typography and layout within graphic design (8 credits)

    • Unit 05

    Vector- and pixel-based images (8 credits)

    • Unit 06

    Branding within graphic design (8 credits)

    • Unit 07

    Advertising within graphic design (8 credits)

    • Unit 08

    Graphic illustration (8 credits)

    • Unit 09

    Printmaking (8 credits)

    Level 2

    Graphic Design
    Diploma in creative media
    Aim and objectives of the qualification

    These qualifications aim to:

    • develop further technical skills and knowledge in graphic design

    • develop learners’ collaborative working and entrepreneurial awarenes.

    The objectives of these qualifications are to help learners progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Creative Media or other related qualifications, with a view to progressing into higher education or employment.

    Essential skills

    While completing these qualifications, learners may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees.

    These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem solving, to more trickyto-measure skills such as:

    • an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress

    • appropriate interpersonal skills

    • communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors supporting other aspiring employees

    • personal manners and deportment

    • understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.

    Entry guidance

    These qualifications are designed for learners who wish to develop advanced technical skills and knowledge in Creative Media and specialise in Graphic Design.

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

    Qualification content

    To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media, learners are required to successfully complete the 2 core units and 5 optional units.

    These qualifications consist of 2 graded core units:

    • Unit 01

    Understanding the creative media industry (8 credits)

    • Unit 02

    Plan and produce work to a design brief (8 credits)

    And 7 graded optional units:

    • Unit 03

    Packaging and label design (8 credits)

    • Unit 04

    Typography and layout within graphic design (8 credits)

    • Unit 05

    Vector- and pixel-based images (8 credits)

    • Unit 06

    Branding within graphic design (8 credits)

    • Unit 07

    Advertising within graphic design (8 credits)

    • Unit 08

    Graphic illustration (8 credits)

    • Unit 09

    Printmaking (8 credits)

    Level 3

    Graphic Design
    Diploma in creative media
    Aim and objectives of the qualification

    These qualifications aim to:

    • develop learners’ collaborative working and entrepreneurial awareness

    • develop learners’ advanced technical skills and knowledge in graphic design.

    The objective of these qualifications is to help learners enter employment in the creative sector or progress to higher education.

    Essential skills

    While completing these qualifications learners will develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees.

    These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem solving, to more trickyto-measure skills such as:

    • an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress

    • appropriate interpersonal skills

    • communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors

    • supporting other aspiring employees

    • personal manners and deportment

    • understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.

    Entry guidance

    These qualifications are designed for leaners who wish to develop advanced technical skills and knowledge in creative media and specialise in graphic design.

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

    Qualification content

    To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media, learners are required to successfully complete the 3 mandatory units and 3 optional units.

    These qualifications consist of 3 graded mandatory units:

    • Unit 01

    Collaboration in the creative sector (10 credits)

    • Unit 02

    Entrepreneurial skills (10 credits)

    • Unit 03

    Plan and produce work to a commercial brief (10 credits)

    And 7 graded optional units:

    • Unit 04

    Packaging and label design (10 credits)

    • Unit 05

    Typography and layout within graphic design (10 credits)

    • Unit 06

    Vector- and pixel-based images (10 credits)

    • Unit 7

    Advertising within graphic design (10 credits)

    • Unit 08

    Branding within graphic design (10 credits)

    • Unit 09

    Graphic illustration (10 credits)

    • Unit 10

    Photo imaging techniques (10 credits)

    Level 3

    Graphic Design
    Extended diploma in creative media
    Aim and objectives of the qualification

    These qualifications aim to:

    • develop learners’ collaborative working and entrepreneurial awareness

    • develop learners’ advanced technical skills and knowledge in graphic design.

    The objective of these qualifications is to help learners enter employment in the creative sector or progress to higher education.

    Essential skills

    While completing these qualifications learners will develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees.

    These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem solving, to more trickyto-measure skills such as:

    • an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress

    • appropriate interpersonal skills

    • communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors

    • supporting other aspiring employees

    • personal manners and deportment

    • understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.

    Entry guidance

    These qualifications are designed for leaners who wish to develop advanced technical skills and knowledge in creative media and specialise in graphic design.

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

    Qualification content

    To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media, learners are required to successfully complete the 3 mandatory units and 6 optional units.

    These qualifications consist of 3 graded mandatory units:

    • Unit 01

    Collaboration in the creative sector (10 credits)

    • Unit 02

    Entrepreneurial skills  (10 credits)

    • Unit 03

    Plan and produce work to a commercial brief (10 credits)

    And 7 graded optional units:

    • Unit 04

    Packaging and label design (10 credits)

    • Unit 05

    Typography and layout within graphic design (10 credits)

    • Unit 06

    Vector- and pixel-based images (10 credits)

    • Unit 7

    Advertising within graphic design (10 credits)

    • Unit 08

    Branding within graphic design (10 credits)

    • Unit 09

    Graphic illustration (10 credits)

    • Unit 10

    Photo imaging techniques (10 credits)