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Art and Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma

  • Course Level: BTEC Level 2 Diploma
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Qualification: BTec L2 D
  • Awarded By: EDEX REG

Introduction to course

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design - Introduction to Level 3

If you have four GCSEs at Grades C-D, this fun and practical one-year course could be for you. It gives you the chance to explore your own ideas and learn new techniques, and is the equivalent of four GCSEs at grades A*-C. You’ll cover a wide range of art and design areas including painting, printmaking, graphic design, photography, 3D techniques, research techniques and art history. During the course you will maintain a sketchbook and build a portfolio of artwork that can lead to a higher level course in Art and Design, including the Level 3 Extended Diploma. You will also have the chance to meet and work with visiting professional specialists.

With purpose-built studios and specialist facilities for textiles, sculpture, print-making, photography and painting, our Art & Design Department offers the ideal environment in which to unleash your creative skills. There are great facilities, both traditional and high-tech, and dedicated, experienced teachers from a range of specialist and professional backgrounds. Visiting artists and ex-students come in to talk about their experiences. We work with galleries, universities, local organisations and museums to ensure you gain maximum exposure to professional practice and have the chance to exhibit your work publicly as well as visit galleries and perhaps take part in exciting overseas trips.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades D - E are normally required including English. Alternatively, a MERIT grade at BTEC Introductory level or GNVQ Foundation, in a relevant vocational area, would also be appropriate.

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Where the course lead

During the course you will produce a portfolio of artwork that can lead to a higher level course in Art and Design which includes Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

This course combines well with

English or Maths GCSE.

This course is not suitable with

Other Level 2 BTEC Diploma Courses.

Course Assessment

This course is 100% coursework.  Your work will be assessed through discussion with your teacher, review of your written and visual work by your teacher or classmates and presenting your work in class.

Course Progression

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design


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