Art & Design BTEC L2

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

The BTEC level two in Art and Design is a one-year art course equivalent to 4 GCSEs. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto our BTEC Level 3 Art & Design or employment.

During the course, projects will cover drawing, painting, sculpture, craft, printmaking, photography and contextual studies.
Units covered:

  • Painting Briefs
  • Visual Arts Briefs
  • Photography Briefs
  • Applying contextual references
  • Investigating contextual references
  • Developing a portfolio

Career Path

  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Product Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Textile Design

More than just a course

You will enhance your understanding and appreciation of art and design. You will develop your practical skills. You will enhance your understanding of artists & designers and how they develop their work.

Unique Features

  • Trips to art galleries
  • Field visits to gather subject matter
  • Use of the specialist area in Art
  • Use of the specialist area in Photography
  • Access to specialist enrichment options
  • Open access studio
  • Active participation in our art show

Entry Requirements

Level 2

Current entry requirements are at least 4 grade 3 at GCSE ideally including English language and maths at 3 or above.

Students’ comments indicate that the work is challenging & interesting. The relationship with teaching staff is excellent.