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Art and Design Portfolio Preparation NCFE Certificate Level 2 at Waltham Forest College

Course description

With such a wide range of creative options it can be difficult to decide which subject is right for you, so why not try them all? 
We've designed this course to give you a taste of different disciplines, at the same time as strengthening your portfolio for a creative arts foundation course.

Learn how to research and solve problems creatively
Improve your practical skills and techniques in a variety Art and Design briefs
Create a diverse body of work for your portfolio
Develop your skills in presenting and showcasing your portfolio

This course is aimed at students who intend to apply for a Foundation course; the course will focus on major areas that should be represented in an applicant's folder.

Course content

You will deal with a range of approaches to Art and Design.

Drawing, painting and sculpture
Mixed media
Portfolio presentation
Surface decoration

You will need to continue work outside your timetable at home and in College. The College has excellent resources available for you to use in self-directed study time.

You will also have the rewarding opportunity to exhibit your final major project at the end of year show.

Entry requirements

Interview and assessment



Future opportunities

Art and Design Foundation Studies BTEC Diploma or employment

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford