Do you enjoy Art and Design? Are you looking for a stepping stone to support your progression in to the creative industries, and study at Level 3? Then this course is an ideal way for you to grow your skills, and nurture your artistic skills and confidence!

The topics you study will see you develop a range of technical arts based skills that will prepare you for your next step into industry or to a higher level qualification. 

Standard requirements for Level 2 Extended Certficate

Topics include:

- Photography
- Fine Art
- Mixed-media graphics

Our highly qualified subject specialists will help you to realise your creativity, and help you to develop your artistic talents. Our facilities are world-class and include spacious Art Studios, Photography Studios, a 3D Design Workshop and specialist Graphic Communication Suites. We enjoy the latest in industry standard equipment and editing software, and our workroom features Apple Macs.

As part of undertaking real-life briefs you’ll spend time outside of the classroom, putting your skills and knowledge to the test and finding your area of specialism. You’ll also enjoy visits to galleries, and enter competitions. You will also take part in our end of year exhibition, showcasing your talents to our guests.

Assessment is undertaken through a combination of assignments and a portfolio, please speak to our team for further details.

Our Level 2 BTEC courses allow our students to progress onto a Level 3 BTEC (A Level equivalent) course, as well as offering students a route into a junior apprenticeship or entry level positions within the Art and Design sector.

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The topics you study will help you to develop a range of practical skills that prepare you for your next step to higher level qualifications or directly into industry. A special Progression Conference will provide you with an opportunity to explore what’s on offer both in terms of Level 3 courses, and opportunities for employment too. 

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