The BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
You will have access to the College’s virtual learning environment (VLE) which can be accessed from any computer with internet access (at home, libraries or College) to submit assignments, coursework and download course materials and handouts etc.
The Course is taught in the brand new million pound North Light Centre for Art and Design. This new building has industry-standard Apple Mac suites, drawing and painting studios, specialist fashion and textiles studios and a photography studio. You will also have access to the Learning Resource Centre at North Road, which holds an extensive selection of art, design and photography books and IT facilities. There is also a Study Advice Centre for additional support with your course as well as an active Student Union programme offering a number of social events.
The programme subject tutors will assess at several stages throughout the year usually in line with the end of each term, which will include practical and written assignments. These are continually assessed and graded internally and will give students regular feedback as to their progress on the course and abilities to reach targets set. In order to monitor your progress there will be opportunities for consultations with parents/guardians to set relevant targets. The course work culminates in a Final Major project in the summer term of the 2nd year.