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Art and Design Level 2 Diploma at Stratford-upon-Avon College

Course description

This is an ideal first qualification in Art and Design, which could lead to employment or further education.

This Level 2 course is based on practical assignments which often involve educational trips and gallery visits, giving you the opportunity to develop skills in a range of Art and Design-related areas including:

  • 2D and 3D
  • Mixed media
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Art-based moving images
  • Textiles
  • Painting and drawing skills

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least one of the following:

  • 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above including English Language, or;
  • 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above and Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English, or;
  • Level 1 qualification in a relevant vocational subject and either GCSE English Language at grade D / grade 3 or above or Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English.

You will also be required to present a portfolio of your own artwork and/or your sketchbooks.


Your work will be assessed through a range of practical assignments. Seven out of the eight units studied through the assignments are done on a pass/referral basis, with the final assignment being graded pass, merit or distinction, which determines the overall grade for the qualification. In order to obtain the Level 2 First Diploma, all assignments must be successfully completed.

Further information

A list of art materials required for the course will be issued during induction. Study visits to museums and art galleries are included in the programme. Additional visits where applicable for specific coursework input, are also required. Students must access the art studios off timetable to continue working on coursework and complete private study of at least three hours a week.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stratford-upon-Avon College directly.

Last updated date: 30 January 2017
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