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Art and Design Skills BTEC Diploma level 2

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Art and Design Skills BTEC Diploma level 2
Code C1321
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Our established visual arts department offers this BTEC level 2 diploma course aimed at those who are interested in art and design. It is a practical course and requires creative talent and a committed attitude. There is a strong emphasis on research, development and evaluation. The course is a one-year full time programme that leads to entry onto our range of level 3 extended diploma art and design qualifications. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


The BTEC level 2 course covers painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, 3D/Ceramic design, and art history. You will also learn how to use appropriate machinery safely within our specialist workshops. You will have the opportunity to work with our own in house practitioners and also with external practitioners, developing and refining your creative skills. Projects are varied and allow the opportunity to explore and experiment with all pathways, resulting in finished pieces for your own ongoing portfolio.

How will it be delivered?

All units are assessed through practical assignments. There are two externally set practical units. You will receive ongoing assessments and feedback that will inform you of the grade you are working towards. We will set targets that provide guidance on how to improve your work.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. English and an art/design-related GCSEs at grade 3 (D). Maths at grade 3 (D) or above is desirable. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Your next steps...

The successful completion of this course provides access to all our BTEC level 3 540 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art Practice - (these are equivalent to three A levels) including art and design, fashion; graphic design; and photography. You will also be equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake junior roles within the art and design industry.



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