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Business and Technology Diploma in Art and Design (BTEC)
What do BTEC courses entail? bhapa

BTEC courses give learners considerable freedom to display their artistic talents, while developing their practical skills and the knowledge they need to progress as artists in related fields, such as photography and graphic design . Ongoing assessment with no end-of-year examinations ensures that learners remain engaged throughout their course.

Rewarding hard work and effort

Students learn best when they can apply their own knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to a subject. In a subject like Art and Design it is often the case that learners are already motivated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It is only appropriate that this natural energy should be focused and rewarded. Assessment is ongoing, motivating students to analyse and improve their own performance, and their hard work is rewarded.

Engaging for everyone

The vocational learning style is completely different from the more traditional routes. Students research their topics and present results in a wide variety of ways other than written text. They don’t have to work alone; group interaction can often play a part, for example though teamwork.

A firm foundation

Our qualifications provide learners with a broad-based approach. Core units teach essential skills, making good use of a wide variety of media and technology.

Freedom to explore

The optional units allow for a high degree of specialisation to cater for a learner’s individual interests and abilities. There is plenty of opportunity for sustained and in-depth exploration of a chosen field.

Links with the Community

Project briefs and assignments form the basis of the vocational content. The qualifications are designed to encourage links with local practising artists to give learners a greater understanding of the vocation.

Are you . . .

bhapa Well-organised?                             

Good at teamwork?
Passionate about what you do?                 

A good communicator?
Computer savvy?                           

Confident and motivated?


What are they?

A two year course that concentrates on the need to develop your skills and ability. Who can apply? Anyone with an IGCSE or KCSE background. For Art you would need to have a portfolio of work.  

What could I do afterwards?

1. You could gain entry to university in Kenya or abroad.
2. Proceed to employment in your chosen industry, furthering your knowledge and skills whilst you train or set up your own company. 

To find out more contact the BTEC course leader.

Careers in Art and Design

Architectural Designer

Industrial Designer

Graphic Designer

Fashion Designer

Visual Arts/Media

Textile Designer

Moving Images

Party Planner


Film & Media

Layout Artist

Art Teacher



Digital Art


For further information contact


Postal Address
Brookhouse School

Magadi Road, Langata
PO Box 24987 - 00502
Nairobi Kenya

Tel: (+ 254 20) 2430260
(+ 254 20) 2430261-3
Mobile: (+ 254) 722204413
(+ 254) 733602797
Fax: (254 020) 243 0269



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