Art & Design Course - Level 1/2 Certificate in Art & Design

Level 1/2 Certificate in Art & Design

Art and Design Courses

The BTEC Diploma in Art & Design with Welsh Baccalaureate (Intermediate) is a level 2 general art and design course, which allows learners to gain experience and skills in a range of specialisms. The syllabus is wide-ranging, offering the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification at intermediate level together with many opportunities for you to use your imagination and creativity. Drawing ability and practical skills also important and you will need an eye for shape and colour, a willingness to experiment, as well as commitment. This is a Level 2 course, which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs. It consists of 6 core units plus 2 specialist units.

Career Prospects

This qualification will help learners to enter higher level courses e.g. National Diploma and prepare them for employment in the field of Art and Design.

Entry Requirements

Students must possess one of the following: 2 GCSEs at grade C or above, to include an Art/Design related subject. BTEC Level 1 Diploma in a related subject at Merit grade or above All students also need to present a satisfactory portfolio of practical work at interview

Course Costs

Range of art and design materials approx. £20 3 x A3 sketchbooks approx. £4 each A1 portfolio approx. £10 Memory stick approx. £10 Printing/photocopying costs Students will also need access to a digital camera Students will also be expected to attend various educational visits

Course Units

Contextual Studies in Art and Design Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design Professional Studies in Art & Design 2D & 3D Visual Communication in Art and Design Explore & Develop Ideas Produce Outcomes

Specialist Units

Specialist units cover a range of Art and Design specialisms, such as: Fine Art Image Making Professional Practice 3D Studies Print Making Contextual


Unit based coursework assignments

Length of Course

One Year

Examining Board



Afan & Newtown

Contact Details

Wendy Batey (Afan Campus)
Tel: 01639 648324
Email: [email protected]

Carys Jones  (Newtown Campus)

Emal: [email protected]

Tel: 0845 4086 246

Email: [email protected]