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Art and Design BTEC Level 2 Certificate at Bishop Stopford's School

Course description

The BTEC first diploma in Art and Design is a guided learning qualification comprising core and specialist units covering Art, Textiles and Graphics. Students experience a broad-based approach to the Art and Design sector. They are required to complete a total of six courses units; these include the development of visual and communication skills, the deepening of an understanding of art and design history and the development of an understanding of the Art and Design industries. Students will go on at least one school trip during the course and have the opportunity to work with an art and design industry professional. At the end of the course students will create a final piece (exam conditions, set amount of hours) of artwork that demonstrates their ability to employ the knowledge, skills and understanding gained throughout the course.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D incl. English and Mathematics

Further information

Vocational qualifications extend students’ knowledge in their chosen subject with an emphasis on developing the skills and understanding necessary to prepare learners for employment or higher-level courses.

Although there are no specific entry requirements, students embarking on these programmes of study would normally be expected to have achieved at least four GCSE passes at Grade D or above and to have demonstrated a reasonable level of commitment to their studies in their GCSE courses. Within their vocational programmes students will also be able to follow GCSE resit courses in English and mathematics or a different qualification in English and mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Stopford's School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September