Creative Art and Design

Vocational Qualifications Creative Art and Design

“The UK has the second-largest design sector in the world and the largest design industry in Europe.”

RSL Awards’ Creative Art and Design qualifications at Level 3, take the popular format of RSL's market leading qualifications in Music, Performing Arts and Creative Digital Media and translates this to qualifications designed to prepare learners for careers or further study in the UK's world leading Design sector.

RSL’s suite of Vocational Qualifications are offered in over 450 centres around the UK and they are the natural choice for schools, colleges and training providers looking for forward thinking, industry relevant specifications which reflect todays creative sector.

“The fashion industry directly contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP in 2017”

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Qualification & Progression Information

Qualification Information

RSL Awards' Creative Art and Design qualifications comprise two pathways 'Art and Design’ and ‘Fashion’.

Core units in the Art and Design pathway include 2D Art and Design, 3D Art and Design and Collaborative Project. The Fashion pathway also includes the Collaborative Project unit alongside other core units in Visual Research & Development and Garment Production. There are also a range of optional units from Digital Graphics to Portfolio Development and Found Sound to Ethics and Sustainability.

The full range of qualifications available are listed below. Please note that the learner chooses one of two pathways, 'Art and Design' or 'Fashion'.

Creative Art and Design Qualifications at Level 3

Qualification TitlesGuided Learning Hours (GLH)Total Qualification Time (TQT)Core Units
Level 3 Award in Creative Art and Design901501
Level 3 Certificate in Creative Art and Design2103501
Level 3 Extended Certificate in Creative Art and Design3606001
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Art and Design5409001
Level 3 Diploma in Creative Art and Design72012002
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Art and Design108018002

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Creative Art & Design Syllabus (Level 3)

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Progression Information

Learners completing these industry relevant qualifications may go on to further study in Higher Education. There are hundreds of undergraduate degree courses in related subjects such as Fashion Design and Art Practice.

Those completing an RSL Level 3 Creative Art and Design qualification may also wish to consider an apprenticeship such as ‘Fashion Studio Assistant’ or ‘Junior 2D Artist (visual effects)’.

Learners may also be able to move in to one or more roles in the sector such as Junior Graphic Designer, Junior Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Illustrator and Junior Product Designer.

RSL Awards' Creative Art and Design qualifications share common features with other Vocational Qualifications in RSL's portfolio such as Performing Arts or Creative Digital Media, and there is a natural linkage in that all the qualifications encourage collegiate working across disparate subjects. However, the Creative Art and Design qualifications are unique in their focus on diverse aspects of the design sector.

Prospective learners seeking to gain knowledge and skills in the design sector through undertaking an RSL qualification could also consider an apprenticeship, traineeship or an alternative qualification when deciding on their pathway into the industry.

RSL's Creative Art and Design qualifications were designed with input from experienced industry practitioners and educationalists.