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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Art and Design at Rotherham College

Course description

Dream of producing contemporary art that captures the world’s imagination?

Have a creative flare to produce glamorous gowns, amazing apparel or fascinating fashions?

Can you convey real-life clients’ ideas into memorable designs?

Then studying Arts at Rotherham College will prepare you for a career in art and design, fashion or graphic design. Art and design students will use a variety of materials and skills, developing a portfolio of work, culminating in an exhibition that will give you the opportunity to showcase your designs in a professional setting.

Fashion students will build the skills needed to become a clothing designer, a fashion buyer for a leading retailer, or go on to further study. The specialised workshops replicate those out in the industry and you’ll have the opportunity to see your work/designs on the catwalk at the end of year fashion shows.

Graphic design students will create a portfolio of work to build confidence and creative ability.

You’ll work on real projects and compete in competitions. Previous students have worked with companies such as Howells Solicitors, No 26 Makers Emporium and Human Studio.

Course content

This Intermediate Apprenticeship will train you as a design assistant/trainee, trainee technical illustrator or graphic design assistant or junior art worker in a design workplace. The Apprenticeship enables the employee to build on their design support skills and develop confidence by working to assignment briefs based on real work scenarios.

What will I study?

•Level 2 NVQ in Design Support

•Level BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

•Functional Skills in maths, English to Level 1 (where required)

•Employee rights and responsibilities

What added value will I receive?

•You will be given the opportunity to develop Functional Skills in English and maths •You will work with employers to gain hands on experience in the design industry and earn a salary while you learn

Entry requirements

• Applicants may have prior experience or qualifications in any of the creative industries, supported by a portfolio of evidence. But this is not mandatory as training providers and employers will use initial assessment to ensure that applicants have a fair opportunity to demonstrate their ability

• We can help you find the employment you need to start this Apprenticeship


•Portfolio of evidence

•Practical assessments

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

After completing the Apprenticeship you can go onto further employment or go onto Higher Education.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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