Level 1

Skills for Art and Design Level 1 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus

Overview

Learners will work to a series of subject specific briefs developing coursework through sketchbooks and experimenting with different materials, techniques and media. Students will learn the formal elements of art and design and visual language. The course allows for explorative experimentation and creative problem solving in a vibrant and creative environment. The course encourages an awareness of current Industry practice and requirements by developing the learner’s knowledge of progression routes, skills requirements and communication skills.

Entry Requirements

  • Two GCSEs at grade 2/grade E including maths or English, or
  • An Entry 3 qualification, or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at interview
  • Successful attendance at transition event
  • You will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio

Study Programme

Students who do not achieve a grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths will be required to complete an English and/or Maths qualification via the Century platform. Students will engage with at least 3 hours a week study via the online platform.

The Century platform is an online software system that uses artificial intelligence to create a personalised, adaptive and differentiated set of learning.  Students will work on a set of skills that are unique to them, the system will produce results and feedback tailored to meet individual learning needs alongside tasks that are mapped against the GCSE curriculum and encourage stronger learning outcomes.

Course Structure

  • Painting and drawing
  • Mixed media art techniques
  • Printmaking techniques
  • 3D craft
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Digital artwork using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Cultural studies
  • Employability skills
  • Maths and English
     

Assessment & Feedback

Internally set and marked assignments.

Course Cost

School Leavers, Full time: FREE

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment.

What Next...

Art and Design Level 2 Extended Certificate