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Art & Design Level 2

Course code: PFWH108P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 4th Jul 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01993 703 464

This exciting one-year course will offer you the chance to learn about a variety of art, craft and design disciplines. You will explore painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, digitals arts and a range of 2D and 3D techniques. You will be able to develop a portfolio of work to support your progression onto a L3 qualification.
Over the course of the year, you will work on exciting projects that develop your creative and technical skills. This hands-on, practical course will introduce you to a broad range of creative materials, processes techniques and technologies, whilst learning about their application in the creative industries. You will be encouraged to grow an awareness of the value of research to support your experimentation and ideas. Tutorials, focussed project work and visits to exhibitions will support your learning. You will learn to identify your creative strengths and set targets for your development. Students work towards exhibiting their own work at the end-of-year exhibition.

Alongside your Diploma, as part of your Futures Study Programme you will:

Develop your maths and English skills at the right level for you.

Complete 5 days of work experience to help you grow your employability skills.

Experience fun enrichment opportunities, including workshops, trips and visits.

Develop your personal skills and attributes with guidance and support.

Course units
Level 2 Diploma

Unit 1. Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design

Unit 2. Introduction to contextual research in art and design

Unit 3. Introduction to drawing skills

Unit 4. Introduction to communication skills in art and design

Unit 5. Solving 2D creative problems

Unit 6. Solving 3D creative problems

Unit 7. Solving time-based creative problems

Unit 8. Developing and producing a personal project in art and design

What next?
The course is designed so that you can move on to a Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship, or directly into employment.
Entry criteria
4 GCSES at Grade 3 including English or Maths OR a Level 1 pass in a related subject plus English or Maths, and both English and Maths must be at least grade 2 / Level 1 Functional Skills.
Fee information
Materials - Kit: £30, Studio materials: £20, Colour print credits: £10 (Total £60 payable at enrolment. You may be eligible for a bursary for up to 75% of this amount)

Day trips - approx. £20 (paid separately on request)

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £30.00

Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £30.00

Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £30.00

Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00

Qualifications received
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design
Learning & method assessment
You will be provided with one-to-one feedback and set targets at the end of each project. This course is 100% coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated. You must pass units 1 - 7 before putting your learning into practice for unit 8, where you will identify, research and produce a personal art and design project. The overall grade for this qualification comes from the final unit, at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

GCSE retakes or Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English are assessed through external examinations.