Pearson BTEC HND Diploma Level 4 Art & Design

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Pearson BTEC HND Diploma Level 4 Art & Design

The Higher National Diploma (HNC) in Art & Design at Winway College is a fast track pathway to a successful career in the creative industries.

Our one-year HNC programme will cover a broad range of specialities including photography, graphic design and art practice. With a project structured approach, you will be encouraged to engage with a brief and develop your critical, analytical and technical skills.

The course is delivered with practical workshops, theory sessions and independent study. You will also have the opportunity to explore cultural and historical issues within the arts.

Formative assessment is a continuous component of the programme. Your coursework will develop into a working portfolio. Alongside practical projects you will also be assessed with group presentations, case studies and reflective academic essays.

All units on the BTEC HNC level courses are worth 15 UK credits. You will be expected to commit at least 150 notional hours towards completing the learning outcomes per unit. This usually consists of a combination of direct teaching time and independent study time (e.g. preparations for research, assessments and background reading).

Note: The HNC is awarded on completion of a minimum of 120 credits

UK and EU students:

UK Level 3 BTEC qualification in Health and Social Care or related vocational area or;

Candidates will need one of the following:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Access to Higher Education Diploma

1 A level / 2 AS levels, BTEC Art Foundation Diploma or other Level 3 UK / Overseas qualification.

Applicants with significant work experience are also eligible for consideration following portfolio assessment and interview

International students:

Overseas learners must show proficiency in the English language and have an appropriate qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5

Restrictions on learner entry

The BTEC Level 5 qualification is accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for learners aged 18 years and over.

The College will ensure that entry requirement are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

All applicants must complete an application form

Applicants will be subject to a personal (or Skype) interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)

If requested, applicants must provide two references in support of their suitability for the programme

Selection will be in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations

Mature entry applicants without the standard academic background will normally be interviewed to assess their suitability for the programme

Educational and employment references will be taken up wherever possible

All applicants must present original examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable).

All our tutors are industry specialists and will ensure that you are ready for professional practice. A HNC in Art & Design is a vocational qualification and widely recognised by a range of employers. Potential career options include work as an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer or printmaker.


Graphic Design: Graphic designer, Print Production, Webdesign studios, Animator, Creative Director, Illustrator, Design Agencies, Advertising Agencies, Magazine features editor, Fashion Design Studios, Branding Agencies, Publishing Companies


Photographer, Magazine features editor, Medical illustrator, Press photographer, Fine Art Photographers, Advertising Agencies, Fashion Photographer, Photojournalist

Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company. This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at or T: 020 8686 5888 / 07535858076