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Art and Design (Level 2) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques in the fields of art, graphic design, photography and related digital media. You will work practically with a range of traditional visual arts media. You will use technical resources, software and equipment that are of a professional standard. The course allows you the chance to develop your skills and to acquire a new level of understanding about Art and Design. Individuals discover their strengths by working across a range of projects. There are visits to galleries and you will enjoy taking part in discussions about your work and the work of others.

Course content

  • Drawing & Painting
  • Illustration and Graphic Design
  • 3D Craft & Design
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Digital Media & Photography
  • Print-Making

You will also study Functional Skills in English and 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 A*-D including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-D

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A*-D, we may accept one of them at Grade E in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-D. Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

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


You will produce a portfolio of work for continuous and ongoing assessment throughout the year. You will take external tests set by the Awarding Body.

Future opportunities

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma Graphic Design & Illustration
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Textiles & Fashion
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography

Employment opportunities include a wide range of careers in the art and design industry.

Further information

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

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.