Technical Award Visual Communication

  • Teaching from: September 2017
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: Draft 3755
  • QAN code: 603/0519/8

Our engaging Level 1/2 Technical Award focuses on developing practical design and layout skills. Learners will have the opportunity to use traditional skills, such as drawing and sketching in 2D and 3D and also modern technologies, including web design.

We’ve designed it for young learners who want to study graphics in a practical and imaginative way, developing the graphic design skills needed to create materials for marketing and promotion.

This draft qualification has not yet been approved by the Department for Education (DfE). It is published to enable teachers to have early sight of our proposed approach to the new specification. Further changes may be required and no assurance can be given that this proposed qualification will be made available in its current form, or that it will be approved in time for first teaching.


Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



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Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

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Key dates

  • 19 June 2018 Exam for Technical Awards Visual communication Unit 3: Written examination (VIS3)
    Series: June 2018
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h 30m

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