Level One BTEC Diploma in Art and Design

This course is designed as a broad introduction to the subject area, exploring a variety of disciplines. The programme is made up of six units, all of which must be satisfactorily completed. The course has been devised to cater for significant learner needs, with additional provision for those needing learning support. These needs will be addressed in an initial interview.

What will I study?

  • Exploring visual language
  • Exploring materials and processes
  • Exploring ideas
  • Your own project

Plus two specialist units from options including:

  • Product design
  • Graphics
  • Textiles
  • Photography

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

How will the course be delivered?

Delivery will be in the art studio alongside theroy lesson and independent work.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs grade E/2
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification
  • Or equivalent

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

You could progress onto our Level Two BTEC Extended Certificate in Art and Design.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Spring Course Guide