have you checked edexcel website? http://www.edexcel.com/quals/nationals10/art/Pages/default.aspx plenty of level 3 photography within the 'BTEC nationals from 2010' section. look at the art and design specification - this will give you the list of units (core and specialist) that you would need to cover to achieve the photography qualifications, as well as guidance on delivery etc. I don't think 'adapting' units would be a great idea - or indeed writing them - although this is I believe possible, you would only want to do it if you had some specific local need that is not covered by the existing units. communication through art and design is unit 4, a core (aka mandatory) unit http://nd-photo.co.uk/supportingdocs/2010/Unit_4_Communication_through_Art_and_Design.pdf link above opens unit 4 specification I think you should find enough information to get you started on the edexcel website. It's no joy to navigate and I despair at the language used in assessment criteria etc, but once you get the hang of it you can generally find what you need. I've got to say, it sounds like your line manager / HOD have rather dropped you in it - do they have any experience delivering edexcel quals - or is this a first? I'd be inclined to ask for some support with this (if there is anyone who can help you) otherwise this could be a nightmare which you get to carry the can for when things go pear-shaped. hope this helps - good luck!