Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)
• An Entry Certificate Level 3 in a relevant qualification
• Related interests and experiences
• An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy
• You will also need to attend an interview with examples of your art work (if applicable)
The Level 1 in Art and Design is a nationally recognised qualification giving you the opportunity to develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
The programme encourages you to explore and enhance your artistic skills, techniques, knowledge and the opportunity to begin the development of an individual portfolio of art and design work. This is achieved through various projects using a range of different media and specialist equipment. The units focus on the essential elements in art and design which include drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D crafts and mixed-media.
There are three pathways to the Level 1 in Art and Design dependent on entry qualifications and experiences:
Level 1 Award in Art and Design (QCF)
This a 7-credit programme where you will be provided with an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment in the Art/Design sector.
Level 1 Certificate in Art and Design (QCF)
This is a 13-credit programme, which extends the work-related focus from the Level 1 Award and covers some of the knowledge and practical skills that may be required for employment in the Art/Design sector.
BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)
This is a 37-credit programme, which extends the work-related focus from the Level 1 Certificate. There is potential for the qualification to prepare you for employment in the Art/Design sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work or progress to a related general and/or vocational qualification.
Start dates for these programmes are flexible, with completion usually achieved within one or two years depending on individual progression.
On successful completion of the Level 1 Programme you can progress to the Level 2 in Art and Design. Alternatively you might want to seek employment in the Art/Design sector or move on to a related vocational programme.