Art & Design Level 1 BTEC Diploma

17343W0 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Art & Design courses are taught by leading industry experts at the College's Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts, based in the School for the Arts. You will work on a wide range of projects, including live briefs set by external clients from leading design agencies. You will also showcase your work to the public through exhibitions, fashion shows and national competitions. This course provides an interesting and varied basic introduction to Art and Design. It will help you to develop skills and produce two and three dimensional artwork. The main aim of this course is to give you the art skills and wider skills such as employability and English and Maths, to enable you to progress to the next level and gain employment.

What will I study?

This course will introduce you to a variety of areas including drawing, painting, graphics, ceramics, textiles, print and photography. Towards the end of your course you will be given the opportunity, based on initial introductory projects, to choose your final project theme and the type of art or design to specialise in.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

There are projects throughout the year which are assessed by your lecturers and externally moderated.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-E/F / 9-2 subjects or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

Successful achievement can lead to the Art & Design Level 2 Diploma.

Other Information

You will have a weekly tutorial alongside personal development sessions and functional skills to develop your confidence and study skills. You will receive tuition from experienced and approachable staff that will guide you in achieving your goals and have the opportunity to go on visits to museums and galleries. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £993.50 1

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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