Art & Design BTEC Diploma Level 1

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Create to your heart’s content with this programme. You’ll develop skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, as you create artwork against different contexts, this will increase your career options in a range of art disciplines and support your progression on to a next level programme.

Course Information

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design. This is an accredited course,
designed to be completed over one year and is taught alongside English and
Maths. (With the expectation that students will progress on to the BTEC Level 2

The course provides an introduction to the art and design sector, and it
enables students to make informed choices whilst developing and applying their


Who is this course for?

This level 1 qualification is aimed at students over the age of 16 who wish to develop their knowledge and skills which are needed to progress to further study and ultimately a career in the art and design.

Units / Modules

The units cover painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking as well research and you will have the opportunity to experiment with different ideas and themes.

Benefits / Skills

Students will acquire a range of relevant practical, communication and personal development skills. Students will explore a broad range of Art and Design skills including, drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D work and fine art ideas. There are lots of opportunities to research, develop enterprise skills and self-management skills alongside their vocational learning.

Assessment Types

Students are assessed on the work that they produce throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above with a strong interest in art and design. This may be evidenced through a portfolio or qualification.

Career Progression

Students on this course can progress into further study or work.

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,483 plus exam fee of £100   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts


Students on this course can try different vocational sessions before deciding what they would like to do in the future

Extra Curriculum

Students will be supported by specialist staff to transition into courses within the wider college

Labour Market

Students on this course will gain the skills they need to be successful at higher levels of study.

School of Creative Arts
Leeds City College
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