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Art & Design Intermediate (Level 2)

Art & Design Intermediate (Level 2)


Art & Design Intermediate (Level 2)

This study programme will introduce you to a wide range of art, design and craft techniques through a mix of studio-based projects, lectures, teamwork and one-to-one teaching. You will develop a comprehensive portfolio of work that reflects improvements in your ability. The study programme will give you an insight to the Art and Design pathway, allowing you to explore various disciplines within this area. You will be taught by a range of subject specialist tutors.

Need to know

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 1 Year

  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-3 ideally including English and maths
What qualification will I gain?

Art & Design UAL Level 2 Diploma

  • English and maths qualifications (if required
  • Short course in Art & Design related practice (if required)
How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals during the study programme. The project briefs will tell you what you need to do and tutors will advise on how to improve your performance.

Course content

Subject units:

  • 2D and 3D communication
  • Contextual references in art and design
  • Exploring and developing ideas
  • Producing art and design outcomes Building a portfolio
  • Working in the art and design industry

You will also study two specialist units, which may include graphic design, moving image and textiles design (surface pattern design).

English and maths:

  • If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills

Work experience:

  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills

Additional vocational learning and qualifications:

There will also be trips planned throughout the year to various galleries, museums and exhibitions. Past trips have included Tate Modern, V&A, Pitt Rivers and the Design Museum.

Next steps

Successful completion at merit level or above will enable you to progress on to our Art & Design Level 3. Entry is subject to successful interview.

Additional information

You will undertake practical work over four days a week. Running alongside the practical project work you will be given opportunities to develop and apply Functional Skills. This will lead to standalone qualifications in mathematics and English and are essential for a successful career within the creative industries and other areas of working life.

If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, there are additional costs associated with some courses. To take part in this course there will be an additional fee of £40 for course materials and £40 for trips/visits.

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


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