Design

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Course Specifics

Category:
Art, Design & Fashion
Level:
Intermediate and Advanced
Audience:
Apprenticeships
Attendance:
Apprenticeship
Duration:
12-18 months
Interview Required:
Yes
Starts:
Continuous
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Ask for details
Funding Assisted:
Yes
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Course overview

Depending on the pathway taken, key units include:

  • Creating design for a variety of media
  • Art working skills on a variety of design software
  • Costing design and print
  • Presentation techniques and customer liaison

Who is this course for?

This Apprenticeship is available at both Intermediate and Advanced level, a member of our Recruitment Team will be able to advise which level is most suitable for you based on your current grades and experience. Applicants to this Apprenticeship could be a mix of age and experience. As a guide, applicants may come from a range of routes including: work or work experience training and/or experience which could include a portfolio showing what you have done, foundation learning at level 1, any of the Key Skills or Functional Skills, Young Apprenticeship, vocational or academic qualification(s).

What other experience will I gain?

This Apprenticeship covers all the main design areas, from graphics to product design. As it's a broad role, you could work in a range of industries including fashion, furniture, manufacturing and media. The Graphic Design Industry is growing from strength to strength with more employers recognising the need to encourage younger people to work within the industry. The nature of your Apprenticeship will depend on your employer but you could work in one of four major areas: graphic and multimedia design, interior design, including kitchen and bathroom design, fashion and textile design and product design.

Where will this lead?

You can progress from the Intermediate to the Advanced Design Apprenticeship which can take you to Junior Graphic/Product Designer roles. Once you have completed the Level 3 Apprenticeship, as a qualified designer you will be equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for working within the design industry. As such you may choose to stay at your employer and progress your career, progress elsewhere or go freelance.

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

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