Graphic Design at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS

Course summary

Aimed at those wanting to develop their skills in graphic design after Level 3 study, this course aims to develop students’ knowledge, expand their portfolio and gain employability skills for the sector. Iconic UK brands such as Virgin, Jaguar Land Rover, O2, Dyson and Diageo depend on brilliant design for their growth and success. The story behind the logos requires skills in corporate identity and branding, digital photography and web design, Typography, illustration, publicity and packing design. The design industry is worth over £3bn to the UK economy and is one of the fastest growing sectors. Our HND in Graphic Design can help you to build the skills to meet graphic design challenges in both 2D and 3D and put them into practice through national competitions, exhibitions and live industry projects. You are also taught the skills needed to understand how you can apply yourself to the industry as a freelance designer, as well as an in-house designer. You will develop your portfolio and professional practice to an industry standard. The course contains a range of general and specialist units, both core and optional, each with a clear purpose, so there is something to suit each student’s choice of programme and future progression plans. There is fully revised content that is closely aligned with the needs of employers, professional bodies, vendors and higher education for a skilled future workforce. The opportunity to develop transferable skills useful for work and for higher education, including research skills, the ability to meet deadlines and commutation skills. Assessments and projects chosen to help students progress to the next stage (this means some are set by the centre to meet local needs, while others are set by Pearson). Progression After completing this course, you will have the chance to top-up to the BA (Hons) Creative Practice course, studied at the Hinckley Campus and awarded by Coventry University to complete your full degree.


Modules - Year 1 A1: Concept and Development (mandatory core module) A2: Creative Project (mandatory core module) Modules - Year 2 B1: Personal Professional Development (mandatory core module) B2: Professional Project (mandatory core module)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of methods that show your knowledge of theory and mostly a portfolio showing your exploration of graphic design.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately NWSLC is unable to accept any applications from international students who require a Tier 4 VISA to study.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information please contact us on: 0330 058 3000 [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This course may require you to cover some additional costs that are not included within the tuition fee such as the purchase of recommended reading books, subscriptions, specialist equipment and materials, printing and photocopying costs, course-related stationery, costs associated with travel and accommodation for placements and study trips if applicable. The specific additional costs will be determined by the design and assessment plan for each programme and are reviewed annually. A more detailed overview of specific additional costs will be outlined in the interview.
Graphic Design at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS