Entry Level Art and Design (2015)
The CCEA Entry Level Art and Design specification gives learners opportunities to investigate a range of media. They apply art, craft and design techniques and processes to create their own outcomes.
Entry Level qualifications can help learners to expand their knowledge, increase their confidence and demonstrate achievement. This includes some who might not be ready for a course at GCSE level or equivalent.
This specification is made up of units, and learners can gain a qualification at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3. For each unit, learners produce a portfolio of work to show how they’ve met the assessment criteria; there are no exams.
There are six units:
- Unit 1: Two-Dimensional Studies – Conception
- Unit 2: Two-Dimensional Studies – Development
- Unit 3: Two-Dimensional Studies – Outcome
- Unit 4: Three-Dimensional and/or Mixed Media Studies – Conception
- Unit 5: Three-Dimensional and/or Mixed Media Studies – Development
- Unit 6: Three-Dimensional and/or Mixed Media Studies – Outcome.
Skills developed through our Entry Level Art and Design
This qualification aims to help learners prepare for working and adult life by developing employability and independent living skills. It emphasises learning by doing, with a focus on transferable skills that learners will need in a changing and dynamic working environment.
Learners experience techniques that artists, craftspeople or designers use. They use digital media to record, develop, present and experiment with images. They apply techniques and processes creatively to produce their own outcomes. They also develop aesthetic awareness and appreciation of art, craft and design for living.
Those who complete this qualification can progress to other Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2 or GCSE qualifications, or to related training courses.