Skills for Art & Design





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About the course

Are you creative?

During this practical course you will have a chance to carry out a variety of projects using a wide range of media, materials and techniques to create a personal portfolio.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners who have limited success at GCSE.

This course is suitable for learners who may have attended an Alternative Learning provider.

You must be working at Entry 2 English & Maths Functional Skills or above. 

Have an interest in Art & Design.

What will I do on this course?

During this course you will:

  • Develop your creative skills in both 2-D & 3-D.
  • Research artists and designers for inspiration.
  • Create a portfolio of artwork.
  • Visit galleries and exhibitions.
  • Take an English and Maths Functional Skills qualification
  • Complete a BTEC Personal & Social Development qualification
Who is it for?

This course is designed for 16 to 18 year olds wishing to create an Art and Design portfolio. This course acts as a stepping stone to a Level 1 course.

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply' button below

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and you will have a chance to complete projects, present your work and undertake lots of practical activities.

You will sit an exam for English and Maths Functional Skills and carry out a range of work based assignments leading to a BTEC Workskills qualification.

What could I do next?

Progression could be into suitable employment, an Apprenticeship or onto further courses of study at Level 1.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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