Entry Level Art and Design (2015)

Please note: a Specification Addendum is in place for the 2020/2021 academic year for those candidates completing their course in Summer 2021. View Specification Addendum.

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.

This qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the Area of Learning The Arts and the Cross-Curricular Skill of Using ICT.

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.

Current Specification

Subject Code: 3510

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.

For more information on this specification contact:

Nola Fitzsimons
Specification Support Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2235
Anne McGinn
Subject Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2263