Qualification: VCERT Craft – Vocational qualification (Equivalent to GCSE grades 9 – 1)

Examination Board: NCFE

What will I study?

Students will develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of craft, develop a significant knowledge core which spans the vocational sector and gain academic and study skills that will support progression within craft and more broadly.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment requirements:
- Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence
- Externally set and marked assignment

Unit 01: Exploring craft and enterprise skills - Mandatory - Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
Unit 02: Research and develop design ideas for craft items - Mandatory - Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
Unit 03: Respond to a craft brief - Mandatory - Externally assessed assignment
Unit 04: Produce final craft work - Mandatory - Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

What do I need to do to make sure I get grades 9 - 5 in this subject?

You will need to meet all the deadlines, work hard, respond to feedback in a timely manner, and be motivated and capable of independent work. This course requires a high commitment to practical lessons. All VCERT grades are equivalent to GCSE grades. In the event of a low grade, students are able to sit the examination twice.

What can I go on to in college with this qualification?

V Certs form part of a comprehensive portfolio of qualifications that aid progression from Year 9 to Apprenticeship programmes or higher education including A Level Product Design.

Students who achieve this qualification could progress onto further Level 3 qualifications and A levels, such as:

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Creative Craft
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Art and Design
NCFE Level 3 Employability qualifications
A level Product Design, Resistant Materials, Textiles, Art and Design

What possible careers could it lead to?

Fashion Designer, Jewellery Maker and Designer, Milliner, Shoe Designer, Furniture Designer and Manufacturer.