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Art and Design Skills (Photography and Graphics) 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 (Photography and Graphics) BTEC Diploma level 2
Code C1325
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Leicester College has a large creative and digital arts department of over 300 full-time students. Within the area of digital arts, this course is aimed at those who enjoy creative subjects and wish to start a career in graphic design, photography, or interactive media, and want to gain a qualification equivalent to four GCSEs grade 4 or above. Our established Digital Art Department offers this course aimed at those who are interested in Photography and Graphcis. 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 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. This course is equivalent to 3 GCSE's grade 4-9.


The course subjects include: graphic design, photography, drawing, contextual studies, digital design and photography software, personal development and a personal project. The first two terms deal with basic skills and assignments in the specialist graphic and photographic areas. Projects are varied and allow the opportunity to explore and experiment with all pathways, resulting in finished pieces for your own portfolio. The final term gives you the opportunity to undertake a Creative Personal Project in either Photography or Graphic Design

How will it be delivered?

All units are assessed through practical assignments. There are two externally set practical units. You will receive regular 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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