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Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3) at Palmer's College

Course description

This course offers learners an engaging and creative programme for those passionate about Art & Design, with the emphasis on allowing learners to develop their practical and theoretical skills.


Course content

Core units:
• Visual recording in Art & Design
• Materials techniques and processes in Art & Design
• Ideas and concepts in Art & Design
• Communication through Art & Design

Specialist units:
• Professional practice in Art & Design
• Typefaces and letter forms
• Mixed media image making
• Personal and professional development in Art & Design

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs at GCSE or a full Level 2 Diploma in a related subject.


No formal exams just assessments across the two years.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Art & Design course provides an excellent base for students looking to progress onto a higher education course, an apprenticeship scheme or full time employment. The course is aimed at the development of a portfolio of work to support progression, enabling learners to make informed choices with regard to a career in the creative industries.

Further information

More information is available from the College website.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.