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BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Art and Design at St John Rigby College

Course description

There is ample opportunity to take part in educational visits. Alongside this course you will have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grade in English or Mathematics. This course is equivalent to 2 GCSEs and is a one-year course.

Course content

This seven unit course follows a very practical programme of study and will offer a sound understanding of Art and Design. Students will develop areas of 2D design, art history, photography, graphic design and creative IT. Progress is assessed by regular tutorials and ongoing assessment of assignment work and special projects. There is ample opportunity to take part in educational visits.

Entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section page 30 for further details).


Formal assessment will take place on completion of projects. There are seven units in total, two are externally set and the remaining five are internally set.

Future opportunities

The BTEC First Certificate is ideal preparation for further study. Most students who achieve a Merit Grade overall, could progress on to A Level or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design at the College. Alternatively students may enter related employment.

Progression to Level 3 Courses at St John Rigby College is dependent upon meeting the entry requirements for that course.

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: 05 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: AR-CE
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