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Art and Design National Certificate - Level 3

Start Date: 5th September 2022

Newcastle College Art And Design 12
  • Length 1 year
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Art and Design

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More about the course

This one-year Art and Design National Certificate is designed for students who have a passion for Art and Design but have previously missed out on achieving GCSE English and maths grade 4 or above.

As a student, we will support you to achieve your GCSEs in English and maths alongside your studies, while also helping you develop a creative portfolio and a more developed understanding of Art and Design.

You will learn more about fine art, graphic design, animation and model making and also learn how to use industry standard tools like Sketch Up and Photoshop. This will help you to learn more about a range of specialisms in the sector and help you choose a pathway that is right for you if you then want to progress onto Level 3 National Diploma.

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Meet our Art and Design staff and students

What can I do with a qualification in Art and Design

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price, discount rates and credit terms.
  • Oversees the maintenance of financial and other records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures customer complaints and queries regarding sales and service are appropriately handled.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and that stock keeping is carried out efficiently.
  • Liaises with other staff to provide information about merchandise, special promotions etc. to customers.
  • Appoints staff, assigns tasks and monitors and reviews staff performance.

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Daily tasks:

  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc..
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
  • Onceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.

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Daily tasks:

  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.

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Daily tasks:

  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.
  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products.
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.

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Daily tasks:

  • Makes alterations to finished garments according to customer.
  • Shapes garment by pressing seams, pleats, etc..
  • Sews garment parts together by hand or machine, makes buttonholes and sews on fasteners and trimmings.
  • Pins/tacks and fits garment on customer or dummy model and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Arranges pattern on correct grain of fabric, marks position and cuts out garment parts with hand shears, electric knife or cutting machine.
  • Examines fabrics or skins for flaws and prepares materials for cutting.
  • Prepares individual or adapts stock pattern.
  • Takes customer.

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Daily tasks:

  • Manages health and safety and carries out design stage risk assessments.
  • Evaluates and advises on refurbishment, recycling and deconstruction of buildings.
  • Administers contracts and certification and manages project handover.
  • Monitors compliance with design, statutory and professional requirements, undertakes stage inspections.
  • Prepares and presents design proposals and manages and coordinates design team.
  • Advises on environmental, regulatory and legal requirements and assesses environmental impact.
  • Advises clients on methods of project procurement and forms of contract.
  • Develops construction project briefs and design programmes.

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£38,856 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Writes reports for funding bids and planning authorities and acts as expert witness.
  • Examines accident 'backspots' to improve road safety.
  • Assesses schemes to manage traffic such as congestion charging and parking controls.
  • Forecasts the impact on traffic and transport of new developments (e.g. shopping centre).
  • Records, monitors and reports progress.
  • Identifies defects in work and proposes corrections.
  • Regularly inspects and monitors progress and quality of work, ensures legal requirements are met.
  • Hires and may supervise site staff, establishes temporary site offices, takes delivery of materials.
  • Plans work schedules for construction projects based on prior discussion with architects, surveyors etc..
  • Assembles information for invoicing at the end of projects.

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£38,394 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Checks that completed work conforms to specifications.
  • Issues development permits as authorised.
  • Surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority.
  • Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect.
  • Prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors.
  • Investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use.

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Daily tasks:

  • Measures, cuts, pins, sews and trims fabrics to make curtains, cushions, loose covers and similar soft furnishings.
  • Replaces covering, padding, webbing or springs to repair upholstered furniture.
  • Encases bed springs and padding with selected covering material by hand or machine stitching and fits castors where required.
  • Operates machine to compress padded spring assemblies and inserts them into mattress covers.
  • Pins sections of coverings together, joins by sewing and inserts trims, braids and buttons as required and fits upholstery unit to frame.
  • Pads springs and secures padding by stitching, stapling, tacking, etc..
  • Tacks and staples or otherwise secures webbing to furniture frame.
  • Measures frame to be covered or examines drawings or other specifications and cuts material with shears, knife or scissors.

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Median Salary

£24,787 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Performs other tasks not elsewhere classified, for example, forms mounts for wigs, makes buttons, shapes hat brims, and staples seams of industrial gloves.
  • Shapes and steams fabric into hats or hoods and gives final shape to fibre helmets and felt hats.
  • Examines sketches and draws out patterns for the manufacture of garments and upholstery.
  • Fills and stuffs cushions, quilts, soft toys and furniture.
  • Marks out, cuts and sews corsets, light clothing and hoods and aprons and makes and repairs sails, boat covers and other canvas goods.

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Median Salary

£19,744 View more

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