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Art and Design BTEC Level 3 at Collingwood College

Course description

This is a course which has a vocational focus and will prepare you for a career path in art and design.

The first year (Certificate) consists of 3 units and is equivalent to an AS level. The second year (Subsidiary Diploma) consists of a further 3 units and is then equivalent to an A level qualification.

Course content

Year 1 will consist of 3 units:

  • Visual Recording
  • Materials Techniques and Processes
  • Ideas and Concepts

Year 2 will consist of a further 3 units:

  • Communication Through Art and Design
  • Painting
  • Photography

You will study a wide range of creative processes including, painting drawing printmaking, 3D, textiles & fashion, photography, design and IT. We expect you to work in your own time and complete homework which will be accessed weekly.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 A*-C grades at GCSE, including Art and Design.


The course is 100% coursework. All units are equally weighted.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course will prepare you for a broad range of careers in the area of Art depending on your chosen specialism. There are also a wide variety of higher education/university courses for you to choose from if you would like to further your studies in Art and Design.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2016
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