Careers related learning in art, craft and design


The progression pathway beyond Key Stage 3 in art, craft and design is a complex one due partly to the wide range of qualifications, courses and work-based learning options on offer across the sector.

Although most schools still focus on GCSEs at Key Stage 4 it is vital for teachers to develop a broader understanding of what pathways are available and how each qualification provides different opportunities for learners. The progression map below provides a starting point for teachers but there are also many stand-alone qualifications linked to art, craft and design and innovative courses linking the arts to other disciplines.

Individual students should be directed to and for personal research. Your local Connexions service may be able to provide a group career session as well.


Progression Route Map

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The progression map is drawn from the DCSF website and has been reproduced in line with their copyright policy. All such materials remain the property of DCSF and can only be repoduced, free of charge, for non-commercial or internal training purposes only.