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Art & Design 16 – 18's

UAL Level 2 Diploma

The course is designed for 16 – 18 year olds who wish to progress to a career in the art & design sector

The course is delivered through a series of internally assessed assignment briefs.

This course provides knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of art & design specialist areas to include fine art skills such as painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Together with the opportunity to explore ceramic and 3D design crafts and graphics.

On the Level 2 course we understand that you are passionate about art and that you have come to us in the hope of seeing those passions grow. On our course, you will be surrounded by likeminded people from all walks of life. We live, sleep and breath art because we understand that art reflects life. We are experts in our field of study and we understand that art is not just about drawing nice pictures; it's about improving your observational skills, learning to expand your thinking, analysing and tackling difficult issues, establishing your own creative confidence and expanding on your technical ability. Our primary focus is your creative evolution and we create safe, productive environments that actively promote equality and diversity so that you feel comfortable questioning, learning and being who you are without fear of judgement or discrimination. Your assignment themes will reflect our values and issues in the world at large. Each assignment is structured to follow the 'Design Process' (research gathering, creative experimentation, development of media/techniques, ending in design and creating a final piece e.g. a painting, sculpture, drawing etc).

What will I learn?

You will gain a Level 2 qualification (equivalent to 4 GCSE’s).

You will learn how to analyse art and related issues.

You will learn how to evaluate materials, techniques and processes.

You will learn how to document process appropriately.

You will have the access to specialist workshops and tools.

You will expand the vocabulary and have the chance to foster critical discussion/debate.

You will experience working independently and have the opportunity to work in groups on project work.

You will build on your time management skills.

You will increase your experience of working to a deadline.

You will be responsible for managing a busy workload.

You will have access to employers and work experience opportunities.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

UAL Level 3 Diploma (90 credit)/Extended Diploma in Art and Design with specialist pathways (Fine art, 3D Design, Design, Craft & Graphics)

UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma Fashion

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

Assignments

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

Through this course, I feel I've now gained confidence and a sense of pride in my work and I'm really happy that the course has given me a chance to apply to university.

Dylan Fox

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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