Course Info

Level 2 Award Art & Design

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

● A previous art and design GCSE at grade C/4 or above or similar and/or a passion and interest in the subject

● Successful interview with an art tutor (bring a portfolio of your art and design work)

● Good verbal and written communication skills

● Good drawing skills are a bonus


1 Year

Course Content

Delivery on this course includes mandatory units: Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design, Communicating Ideas in 2D and Communicating Ideas in 3D. These units are delivered alongside optional units designed around developing a wide and thorough experience for students on an Art & Design course, with a view to progress within the area.

Your Unique Experience

This course is housed within brand new facilities at Clarendon Sixth Form College. Learners who choose to study this course gain from working in spaces shared with other Level 3 and 4 creative students. Facilities and resources are equally available for all learners to enjoy, participate and progress fully.

More than just a Course

This course is ideal for students who don’t have a great deal of art and design experience and wish to develop their practical skills and knowledge further. Alternatively this is a course for students who require a portfolio of work in order to progress onto one of our Level 3 Extended Diploma courses. The course will enable you to develop your drawing, painting and making skills through a series of art and design activities. You will be introduced to a range of specialist areas such as Graphics, Fine Art, Textiles, Fashion, Photography, Print-making and 3D work. In addition, all students are expected to attend GCSE classes in Maths and English (if required), tutorial and take part in work experience opportunities.

Special Features

Not only is this a course with fantastic support for all individual learners but we also encourage students to explore many opportunities in enrichment and work experience.

2017 saw 100% of our learners pass with high grades on this course.

Working alongside students studying at Level 3 & 4 in specialist creative vocational facilities means aspirations and motivation to succeed is extremely high.

In our learner survey over the last 2 years, 100% of learners have said the teaching and resources are good, that they are kept interested in the subject and that have made good progress.

Course Format

Full Time Programme


After completing this course, students go on to one of our level 3 extended diploma courses in Creative Studies, some may progress into other extended diploma subject areas, apprenticeships or employment. Our tutorial programme at college, alongside highly experienced staff ensures your next steps are supported and guided every step of the way.

Clarendon Sixth Form College : Level 2 Award Art & Design

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.