Art and Design

This course offers you a broad-based introduction into Art and Design. If working within these fields appeals, this vocational course will be a good choice for you. It will help you develop the basic skills, knowledge and qualities you need to progress.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Foundation Learning and Support
  • Qualification BTEC Introductory Diploma
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 1
  • Location Ted Wragg Building (Hele Road site)
  • Course Length 1 year

On this course you will:

  • Learn different ways of using various 2D art materials
  • Develop your practical creative skills
  • Develop your print making skills
  • Be able to go on a week’s work experience
  • Improve your ability in English and Maths
  • Learn how to create your own mood boards
  • Design an art-based product

This course is assessed via assignments and coursework, with exams for Maths and English.

This course is ideal if you want to develop the skills to go on to a course that will lead you into the arts industry. This course is also a great choice if you want to develop your confidence and ability to work with others in a practical environment.

Next steps: On successful completion of this course you may be able to progress to a Level 2 course, employment or an Apprenticeship.


Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of a grade 2 in GCSE English Language and Maths. If you don’t have a grade 4 in English and Maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course. Plus, you will need two additional GCSEs at grade 2 or above, or equivalent. A portfolio of work needs to be seen to ascertain ability. An interest in gaining a job in the arts is important.


You will have access to all the College facilities, including a student restaurant, full media suite, gym and fully equipped learning resource centre.

Additional Costs

A £50 resource fee applies.


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