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Art and Design – BTEC Level 1 Diploma

If you are interested in Art and Design as a possible career or interest then this may be an ideal course for you. This one year course will provide you with opportunities to develop new and existing skills in all areas of art and design and to produce a creative portfolio. The Foundation Learning BTEC vocational units have been developed specifically to allow learners to progress to further BTEC qualifications if they choose.

Entry Requirements

Mainly E grade GCSEs or an Entry Level qualification.

At your first College interview you should have some examples of recent work, to include drawings from observation and art work using different media. It would also be expected that you show a real interest in looking at other artists’ and makers’ work and take part in visits to museums and art galleries as part of the course.

Course Content

This course provides an exciting introduction to the world of art and design and is delivered through a series of workshops and project work. The course also helps to improve day-to-day skills such as IT and will help you to progress on to a higher level course or into employment and further training.

How will I be taught?

You will produce art and design work based upon project briefs. These briefs will provide you with the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary art works. During each assignment there is a period of practical workshops that introduce you to a variety of art techniques and processes, accompanied by one-to-one help while producing your own work.

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed following set deadlines and an overall qualification is awarded at the end of the course.

Will I need any extra equipment?


What qualifications will I get?

– BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design

– Entry Level 3 Award in Sustainability Skills

– Maths and English at an appropriate level

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Upon completion of the course you could progress to a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or another appropriate level 2 qualification.

Course Information

Assignments and tests for Functional Skills will be incorporated into the programme of learning. You will have access to computers, either PC or Apple Macintosh. You should allow up to 10 hours per week for home/independent study. You will also be encouraged to participate in a variety of educational study visits which will incur an additional cost determined by the nature of the visit.

Students, aged over 19 on the 1 September of the year the course commences will be required to pay tuition and examination/assessment fees. There are a number of grants available for students on low incomes and for those studying on a first time qualification. Details will be given at interview.

If you would like further advice or guidance please contact Reception on freephone 0800 056 0511.


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