Art & Design (L2)

(Equivalent to 2 GCSEs)

Build your skills in drawing and painting, graphic design, 3D and textiles to develop a portfolio of work to help you progress to Level 3 courses.

What skills will I develop?

You will be introduced to a wide range of techniques and processes, which encourage you to explore ideas and approaches in working.  

Alongside practical skills, you will develop your ability to work independently, research and analyse artworks, present work in a professional way and talk about it in group presentations.

You will be required to work in a sketchbook/folder and produce final outcomes to each project.

What topics will I study?

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

  • Unit 1: Exploring Artists and Designers
  • Unit 50: Exploring Fashion and Textiles
  • Unit 60: Exploring Fine Art

Where does the course lead?

After completion of this course you may wish to continue your studies at Advanced Level with an Applied Art and Design course that encompasses a whole range of art and design based disciplines such as illustration, fine art, fashion and graphics.

Exam Board


Head of Department

Emma Hobbs

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for students who have not attained five grades 4-9 (or equivalent)

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 100%