Level Two BTEC Extended Certificate in Art and Design

This course covers a variety of disciplines within the field of art and design. The programme is made up of six units, all of which must be satisfactorily completed.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part-time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • 2D visual language
  • 3D visual language
  • Design
  • History of art and design

Specialist options may include:

  • Textiles
  • Graphics
  • 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.

There are also two exams which are taken the spring and summer terms.  For more information, request a course handbook.

Entry requirements

  • Two GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma
  • Or NVQ level one
  • 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?

Successful learners can progress onto the:

Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) 

Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) or 


Additional information

Learners will have the opportunity to add to their main programme of study choosing from a range of A-level options, such as printmaking, photography, textiles and a range of creative craft subjects.

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 Autumn Course Guide