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The Jubilee Academy

The Jubilee Academy

Graphic Design

Curriculum and Assessment Maps



The Level 1/2 Technical Award in Graphic Design is designed for learners who want an introduction to graphic design that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the graphic design sector or progress onto further study.

Content areas

Content area 1: Components of graphic design
Content area 2: Work of graphic designers
Content area 3: Requirements of a graphic design brief
Content area 4: Planning, development and experimentation
Content area 5: Graphic design production
Content area 6: Design, present and promote graphic design work


The qualification has 2 assessments externally-set by NCFE: one non-exam assessment and one
written examined assessment.

Assessment breakdown
• 1 hour 30 minutes examined assessment
• 17 hours 30 minutes non-exam assessment

Non-exam assessment (NEA) - Externally-set, internally marked and externally moderated:
• synoptic project

Examined assessment (EA) - Externally-set and externally marked:
• written exam