Level 1 Art & Design Diploma

Learner:Adult, School leaver (16-19)
Subject:Art & Design
Course type:Full Time
Duration:1 Year(s)
About the course

This course offers you the opportunity to explore a range of skills and ideas in art and design, whilst gaining relevant qualifications in English and maths.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification

  • Work Experience

  • Tutorial

  • Maths & English.

A series of workshops are offered, through which you will gain confidence in a range of art and design skills. You will then use these skills to develop your ideas independently.

As part of the course you will create a portfolio of work demonstrating your artistic ability which can be used to progress onto further study in art and design.

Through our course we aim to develop your creative skills using a broad range of materials including, drawing and painting, textiles, photography and sculpture. You will be encouraged to independently develop ideas, whilst looking at the work of other artists and designers.

What are the entry requirements?

This course requires 2 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above (E in the old grade structure), or a relevant entry level qualification.

You will need to demonstrate a curiosity in art and design and an interest in exploring a range of creative skills and ideas.

Where can I progress next?

Many former students have progressed onto Level 2 and 3 art, fashion and textile qualifications through which they have successfully gained places at University and work in the art and design industry.

Is this course free?

At South & City College Birmingham, we offer a wide range of courses for most age groups.

School Leavers: For learners who are between the ages of 16 to 18, studies will be free.

Adults: For learners who are aged 19 or over, the cost of study will depend on the course or programme that you choose. Some courses may even be free*. If the course is not free, students aged 19 at the start of their programme who wish to study need to either pay their course fees, or take out an Advanced Learning Loan.

*Eligibility criteria applies. There may be an exception for students aged 19 or over that are taking their first full Level 3 qualifications (equivalent to A Levels and Access to HE Diplomas), who could be supported by the Learner Support Fund, or free adult course funded by the WMCA. To find out what financial support is available to you or whether your course is free, call our friendly admissions team on 0121 694 5000 during office hours, or email us via: admissions-shared@sccb.ac.uk, we look forward to hearing from you.

Full details regarding our adult funding, or learner loans can be found on our website via: Money Matters

Higher Education: If you are planning to undertake one of our Higher Education courses you can apply for a loan with Student Finance England, or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with the college to support towards your course fees. Adults may be eligible for FREE tuition through the WMCA's free courses for jobs offer.

Full details regarding our adult funding, or learner loans can be found on our website via: Money Matters

Enquire via our website today to chat to one of our Admissions team and make your right choice with South and City College Birmingham. Whatever your passion, we are here to help you land on your dream career path. Email: admissions-shared@sccb.ac.uk to find out what financial support is available. With various funds, loans and bursaries on offer, we may be able to help with travel expenses & childcare costs.

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Course code:
Bournville Campus (Longbridge)
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Full Time
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