HND Art & Design

The BTEC HN Qualification in Art & Design is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Level 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or to progression to a degree at Level 6. The HND in provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. The Pearson’s BTEC HN Diploma in have been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind.

Assessment Methodology

A variety of assessment methods, including presentations, Portfolio’s, scrapbooks, assignments, time constrained assessments and projects are used to assess learners. All students are expected to participate in practical activities.


Students may choose any one of the following six specialization areas. Specialist pathways will be included within brackets in the qualification title.


All 8 Units must be taken.

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Materials & Structures
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project
  • Styling

Product Design

  • 3D Practices
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Art/Carft Production
  • Advanced Product Design Studies
  • Material Selection & specification
  • Branding & Identity

Interior Design

  • 3D Practices
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Art/Carft Production
  • Advanced Interior Design Studies
  • Branding & Identity
  • Material Selection & Specification

Fashion & Textiles

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Fashion & Textiles Practices
  • Pattern Cutting & Garment Making
  • Advanced Fashion Studies
  • Advanced Textiles Studies


  • Lighting & Photography
  • Photographic Practices
  • Communication in Art & Design
  • Advanced Photography Studies
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Branding & Identity

Graphic Design

  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Practices
  • Printmaking
  • Advanced Graphic Design Studies
  • 3D Modeling & Rendering
  • Digital Fabrication

Digital Design

  • Screen-based Practices
  • Digital Design Practices
  • Printmaking
  • Advanced Digital Design Studies
  • 3D Modeling & Rendering
  • Digital Fabrication

Art Practice

  • Media Practices
  • Material Practices
  • Art/Carft Production
  • Advanced Art Practice Studies
  • Art Direction
  • Technical Drawing
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