Level 2 Pearson Diploma in Art and Design Skills – September 2022

Start Date: 12 September 2022
Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity to explore, develop and test creative ideas in practice through a broad range of materials and processes, which include both traditional and digital approaches.

You will develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas of art and design, including two and three dimensional design. You will also develop an awareness and understanding of the design industry through workshops delivered by visiting practitioners and by undertaking live projects and competition work.</p

All projects will be taught by industry specialists and practicing artists.

During this course you will be asked to carry out work experience that is relevant to the subject you are studying. This is with an external company and allows you to put what you will learn in the classroom into practice. It will also help you to develop a variety of different skills. Upon completion of the course and the industry placement, it can also help you to secure an apprenticeship, employment or assist you with your application for university. We recommend that you start thinking about your placement as soon as you have applied for your course and consider potential employers you may want to undertake the placement with to help you get the most out of the experience. For further information and advice on industry placements please contact the industry placement team on wex@chesterfield.ac.uk

Course Content

This course will prepare you for working in a creative sector, develop your professionalism and personal skills, team work, organisation and communication skills.

You will be undertaking projects which will include ceramics, textiles, design, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking. By the end of the year you will have a strong portfolio of work, and will have completed a final project which provides the opportunity to explore an area or product of your choice.

Entry Requirements

You will need three GCSEs at grade D/3 or above or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Coursework


The course will provide you with a broad education and training in art and design, creating opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in specialist areas which can support progression to Level 3 qualifications in art and design, or apprenticeships.


£1144.40 incl VAT


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