Course overview

Level 2 Award/Diploma in Art and Design City of Bristol College

This full-time, one-year course introduces you to basic Art and Design practices, skills and techniques.

You will have the opportunity to work with interesting and diverse projects.

The course is broad and allows you to explore a range of art and design disciplines. It can help you progress to one of our Level 3 courses in Creative Arts and Media.

Dates and applications

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Level 2 Award/Diploma in Art and Design College Green Centre
Course Code
09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025
1 years
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Start Time
College Green Centre
This course costs £1380. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1132C01-1 09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire 09:15 College Green Centre
This course costs £1380. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 and adults aged 19 and over.

If you are interested in arts, crafts and design but had very little experience with the subject are then this may be the right start for you.

This course has been designed especially for students who want to develop art and design skills. You do not need to have any previous art qualifications to enrol onto this course.

What you'll learn

You will study the basic and creative skills in Art and Design. You will learn to research a range of artists and experiment with 2D and 3D work as well as surface design, drawing, painting and printmaking.

You will have the opportunity to work on a personal project and showcase your newly developed skills within the subject.

Course entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is assessed through written and practical work. You will be asked to present your range of work in sketchbooks, digital blogs and in different practical formats.

You will be assessed on your development and outcomes.

There will be regular portfolio assessment throughout the year, by which you will always know how you are progressing on the course and given many opportunities to improve your performance.

Assessments in English and maths at a level appropriate to you are taken in small groups in classes and will be tested through exams.

Future career and study opportunities

Successfully completing this Level 2 programme can open up a number of subject areas for you, even if they are not related to Art and Design.

The most common progression from the Level 2 Diploma is on to one of our creative Level 3 programmes in subjects such as:

  • Art and Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion and Clothing
  • Photography
  • Interactive Design.

You can also move onto another Level 2 course and explore new areas of the creative sector, such as Creative Digital Media.

As part of your tutorial of the course, your tutors will work with you to help you in your desired progression route.

Additional costs

This course is free to attend for anyone aged between 16-18.

For students aged 19+, please contact the college for information before making an application.

There is no formal kit list for consumables, but if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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