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Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Art & Design

Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Art & Design

Course Code: L2CARD Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 05/09/2022    


About the course

This creative and hands-on course will introduce you to a variety of areas within art and design, including 2D and 3D fine art, working with visual arts, photography, fashion, graphic design and more. By the end of the programme, you will have produced a portfolio of work to showcase your developing skills, ready to progress on to our level 3 programme.

What will I study?

The course starts with an introduction to a range of media and techniques in drawing and exploring ways of creating art. Understanding the use and application of such techniques will help you to develop your range and quality of work. Understanding and looking at the art of the past is combined with practical work, essay writing and notes in books, and visits to galleries such as the V&A and Tate Modern.

Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/portfolios to see examples of students' work across all of our creative subjects. 

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

Students on the course complete each module usually working in books, or on sheets as guided by their tutors.  During each week students can discuss their work with staff and their personal tutor via a weekly tutorial session. 

Successful completion of the course requires good use of time and it is recommended that students spend extra time outside of classes to develop their work.  At least six hours a week should be planned for this work.

What modules are covered?

The course is made up of eight modules or units:

  • Pathways in Art and Design
  • Contextual Influences in Art and Design
  • Working with Visual Arts
  • Working with Photography
  • Working with Fashion
  • Working with Graphic Design
  • Recording in Art and Design (Exam Unit)
  • Creative Project in Art and Design (Exam Unit)

How will I be assessed?

The Recording in Art and Design unit and Creative Project in Art and Design will be assessed by exams taking place in May and June respectively. All other modules are assessment based and wil be assessed by your tutors.

What training will be provided?

On the course you will complete a two-week placement away from college to increase your work-based skills. During the course students have previously worked on live projects with local schools and this is possible for some of the modules.

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Your future

What Next?

With good grades and a strong portfolio, you could progress to other level 3 programmes where your new skills can be taken further.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Four GCSEs at grades at 9-3 
  • To include English, maths and art GCSEs at 9-3
  • You will also need a portfolio of work to show your creative ability

From College

  • Relevant level 1 qualification English and maths at level 1 or higher
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