BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Art and Design

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code ART/2EC/21
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Our BTEC Level 2 in Art and Design is a popular course that provides an inspiring introduction into the world of the creative industries. This year-long, full time study programme will see you gain a nationally recognised qualification that opens up opportunity to progress to a Level 3 study programme or to a junior level role in the arts.

If you enjoyed Art and Design at school and would like to explore the subject further, this course provides a stepping stone for those aiming towards a career within the creative industries. You will explore the work of professional artists and designers, which you will use to influence your own ideas and inspire your artistic development under the expert guidance of our subject specialists.


The topics you study will see you develop a range of technical arts-based skills that will prepare you for your next step into industry or to a higher level qualification. Topics include:

• Photography

• Ceramics

• Art History

Our enthusiastic and dedicated staff will bring learning to life, helping you to develop a range of techniques and skills that will help you to explore your artistic style. This is a highly engaging and hands-on course, and you will benefit from the input of our visiting artists along with trips and visits that will inspire you to succeed in your course.

All of our students are encouraged to prepare for their future success by attending our Progression Conference, helping you to secure your next step after your Level 2 course.

Through your experience of practical activities and theory you will develop your self-confidence and visual communication skills. You will develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates your artistic ability and your wider understanding of Art and Design processes.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is undertaken through a combination of assignments and a portfolio, please speak to our team for further details.

Entry requirements

Standard requirements for Level 2 Extended Certificate.

Your next steps...

Our students often progress to Level 3 routes in areas such as Art and Design, Digital Games and Creative Media, and then on to higher education.