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 Diploma).
The course provides an introduction to the art and design sector, and it enables students to make informed choices whilst developing and applying their knowledge.
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.
Entry Requirements4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above with a strong interest in art and design. This may be evidenced through a portfolio or qualification.
Assessment TypesStudents are assessed on the work that they produce throughout the year.
Units/ModulesThe units cover painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking as well research and you will have the opportunity to experiment with different ideas and themes.
Benefits/SkillsStudents 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.
Careers/ProgressionStudents on this course can progress into further study or work.
Jobs in this sectorLive data from the DoE's LMI API
382Jobs in the next 3 years.1%
Arts officers, producers and directorsAverage Salary
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Graphic designersAverage Salary
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Product, clothing and related designersAverage Salary
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Design and development engineersAverage Salary
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Web design and development professionalsAverage Salary
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Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishersAverage Salary