BACA Year 12 UK Pathway (Foundation Diploma in Art and Design)

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in  Art and Design (QCF)


Course Structure

The course will run over 3 Stages: Orientation Stage, Confirmatory Stage, and Final Major Project. Orientation Stage: Enable student to consider the progression opportunities available in specialist pathway through research, applied critical judgement and the identification of personal goals.Confirmatory Stage: Demonstrate abilities to study at BA level with your edited and condensed portfolio, that will consist of work produced throughout the entire course.Final Major Project: Student are expected to work self initiated on an exhibition piece.For the two last stages, studens can choose their specialism with the approval of their teachers:  fine art, 3D (architecture design, spatial design, product design), photography, fashion design, textile design, graphic design, media, etc.


Equivalent Qualifications

China: 3rd Year of High School

US: Year 12

UK: Foundation

Canada: Year 12

Australia: Year 12


Access from

China: 2nd Year of High School

US: Year 11

UK: A-Level

Canada: Year 11

Australia: Year 11


Progression to:

UK Undergraduate courses 


Target Students:

1. Complete BACA Art Year 11 (A Level in Art). Or complete 2nd year of high school in China.

Or complete

US: Year 11

UK: A-Level

Canada: Year 11

Australia: Year 11


2. Students who want to apply to undergraduate courses at UAL, or other UK/USA undergraduate courses in Art & Design.



1 Year


Entry Requirements:

Minimum Age: 17 Years Old

English Level: BACA 5.0 or IELTS 5.0


Application Documents:

High School Diploma / School transcript / Studying certification / Personal statement / Reference letter / Portfolio


Certificate and Qualification:

BACA Art Certificate (Year 12)

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)

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