BTEC HND Ceramics
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- By the end of the course students will have achieved a Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Product Design, the Ceramics Pathway. Students will have developed a personal creative vocabulary incorporating knowledge of ceramic materials and will have
We welcome applications from anyone capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification, if you have any queries about the course contact the Program Manager Anna Silverton via our link to enquiries on the website. We offer places based on a portfolio and/or experience. All students are expected to have a basic standard of computer literacy. Applicants will be invited for interview to discuss their work and experience in more detail. We appreciate that mature students may have gained experience through paid or unpaid work or through other types of professional training or sector related opportunities. If you have recently been in education, it is likely that one of the following will provide a suitable entry profile: a relevant level 3 qualification, a GCE profile that indicates strong performance in a relevant subject, an Access to Higher Education Certificate.
What you need to know before you enrol
The HND is a two-year course; the first year is Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the second year is taught on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Students also have access to additional workshop hours and are expected to complete research homework outside of college time. The College has a range of specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme. You will have access to computers, scanners and printers in the HND department and in the College’s learning centre. Students will be assessed through graded projects and coursework; collaborative or interdisciplinary group work, case study projects, assignments and reflective journals. We pride ourselves on our transparent assessment procedures.
What you need
You will need access to a laptop or PC please contact us via enquiries if this is an issue. Relevant textbooks and other learning materials will be required for the course, it is recommended that students have their own ceramics tools and protective clothing; your tutor will provide you with full details. You will need PPE and some tools; this will be explained more fully at interview. Please refer to the student handbook for further information
What you can do next
Students can go onto study in higher education, an HND qualification is recognised as the equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree, and many Universities will accept it as credit towards a top-up degree programme. Students might also consider applying for a relevant postgraduate degree. The HND is a respected professional qualification in its own right, so you could progress to a range of careers in the creative industries or move into teaching or set up your own business as a ceramic practitioner.