Art & Design Level 2

This Level 2 diploma will provide you with the opportunity to explore 2D and 3D materials, methods, and processes of many art and design activities. You will also begin to develop your technical skills, acquire knowledge, and build a portfolio of art and design work.




Level 2

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60029 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

During this exciting and engaging course, you will be encouraged to explore and experiment with a wide range of 2D and 3D art and design methods to harness your creativity and a professional and responsible approach to learning.

You'll develop skills in drawing, painting, graphic design, 3D model making, printmaking and digital processes. By the end of the year, you will undertake a Final Major Project where you will be required to devise your own brief and work on a personal pathway that showcases your creative interests, strengths and ability.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum four grade 3-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 1 course, and English and/or maths at grade 3. A portfolio of work will be required.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment throughout the course will be formative, and we will provide feedback to support and encourage your learning. Only the final unit will be graded.

If you successfully complete the first two units, you will receive the Level 2 Award. Completing all nine units will achieve the Level 2 Diploma. The Diploma is a full Level 2 qualification and is broadly equivalent to 4 x GCSE at grade C or a BTEC First Diploma.

What qualification will I achieve?

Once you have completed this course, you will achieve a UAL Level 2 Art & Design Diploma.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have finished this course and achieved a Merit or above, you will be able to progress onto our Level 3 Art & Design Diploma. Alternatively, you can progress onto a range of other Level 3 or A-Level creative subjects, such as Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion/Textiles, and Media, Music or Performing Arts-based subjects.

Are there any extra costs?

There will be an additional cost of £50.00 to cover your workshop materials. You will also need to put aside some money for the materials and equipment you use and to allow for one art and design trip over the year. An A1 portfolio will help you to organise and meet the submission of coursework throughout the year.

Additional Info

We'll ask you to bring a selection of recent art, design, or media to your college interview so you can show us your work.