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Art & Design Level 1 BTEC Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course provides an interesting and varied basic introduction to Art and Design. It will help you to develop skills and produce two and three dimensional artwork. The main aim of this course is to give you the art skills and wider skills such as employability and English and Maths, to enable you to progress to the next level and gain employment.

Course content

This course will introduce you to a variety of areas including drawing, painting, graphics, ceramics, textiles, print and photography. Towards the end of your course you will be given the opportunity, based on initial introductory projects, to choose your final project theme and the type of art or design to specialise in.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-E/F / 9-2 GCSE subjects or equivalent


There are projects throughout the year which are assessed by your lecturers and externally moderated.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Successful achievement can lead to the Art & Design Level 2 Diploma.

Further information

You will have a weekly tutorial alongside personal development sessions and functional skills to develop your confidence and study skills. You will receive tuition from experienced and approachable staff that will guide you in achieving your goals and have the opportunity to go on visits to museums and galleries.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • Bustling with life and atmosphere, the College's School for the Arts Centre is the perfect environment to unleash your designer edge!

      Simply wandering the corridors provides you with a sense of creativity and flare with a whole host of student exhibitions bringing the Centre to life.

      Whether it's Photography, Media or a range of our Design courses, you needn't worry about having the right facility to fulfil your studies.

      And it doesn't stop there! All of our courses offer great facilities including Performing Arts which boasts the purpose built Saidy Theatre.

      Located off Parson's Walk, School for the Arts is situated in an ideal location with excellent public transport links by both bus and rail.

      Please feel free to browse the range of courses that we offer and stop to look at the Centre's impressive array of facilities.