Level 2 Art & Design

This 1-year course is the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grades A*- C. It is a practical course supported by a study of historical & contemporary art and design. You learn by completing projects and assignments that encourage you to experiment and explore different techniques and processes.

It provides a good basis to progress to more advanced work-related qualifications. The course provides a broad based approach to the art & design sector, giving you the opportunity to acquire and develop visual communication skills.

What Will I Learn?

The course introduces drawing & painting skills and working in an experimental way with a range of media and techniques in both 2 & 3 dimensions. You will gain an excellent grounding in traditional techniques as well as computer technology.

You will be encouraged to explore and develop art and design ideas and produce effective outcomes.

Entry Requirements

You will require 4 GCSEs grades A* to D preferably including include English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or ESW at Level 2, or a Level 1 sector skills course qualification.

You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required and carry out a brief course related task.


All units are internally assessed and externally moderated, and on successful completion of the qualification an overall grade of pass, merit, or distinction is awarded

Career Progression

On successful completion of the course at merit grade you are able to apply for Level 3 Diploma courses in Art and Design.

Further Notes

Purchase of Materials and/or Kit is required for this course (Studio Fees - £75, Kit Fees - £35.32). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Course Details
Level:Level 2
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:02/09/2024
Course Code:9BF202NA
FT Registration Fee: £15
Studio Fee: £80

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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