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Art and Design (Level 1) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

The one year Level 1 BTEC Diploma course is an important first step leading onto the Level 2 Diplomas in creative subjects. You will develop skills-based abilities in art, design and interactive media.

Course content

The course includes modules in traditional art techniques, graphic design, desktop publishing, 3D design and screen printing. A variety of creative skills are developed by you following practical assignments. Student support is provided for students who have specific learning difficulties, hearing impairments, visual impairments and physical disabilities.

Subjects studied include:

  • Explore 2D Drawing, Art and Design
  • Explore 3D Crafts and 3D Fine Art
  • Explore Photography
  • Personal Project
  • Functional Skills in English & Maths

    English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D-G including English Language and Maths
  • A relevant Entry 3 qualification, plus you will need to complete an English and Maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


You will produce a portfolio of work for assessment that is regularly monitored and checked.

Future opportunities

Further study at Level 2 and 3 is recommended in order to further develop skills and make a wide range of career choices available.

Level 2 courses include:

  • Art and Design
  • Photography & Design

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report and a portfolio of your work.

Materials used on the course can be purchased from the College shop based at your centre. There will be costs for trips and visits and these will be discussed at interview.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • Situated on Farnborough Road, Clifton, the Centre houses courses in Art and Design, Sport and Public Services as well as some courses in Constructive and Automotive. It is also the base for the College's £2m football facility.