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Art & Design 16-18's — UAL Level 1 Diploma

Fashion, Art and Design

Course ID: 173552

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 1 year course.
  • Take part in exciting excursions and build your personal portfolio.
  • Level 1 Diploma.
  • Develop your creative mind and learn a wide range of artistic skills.
  • Complete a work placement to boost your employability and experience in your field.
  • Gain employment or self-employment on course completion.
  • Learn in our inclusive, respectful and friendly learning environment.

What to expect from the course

The Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media is a great introduction to developing your creative mind and learning a wide range of artistic skills and techniques. You can develop these skills further and progress onto a range of Level 2 programmes at the College including Art and Design, and Fashion and Digital pathways.

You will undertake several primary research trips during the course of the year including The World Museum, Albert Dock, the TATE and Walker Art galleries. This will develop your skills in photography, drawing and mark making with a range of media including pencils, ink, charcoal, pastel, fineliner, watercolour and acrylic paint. You will undertake several projects relating to different themes including nature and learn new skills in the following areas:

- Drawing with different media
- Collage
- Printmaking
- Painting
- Digital Art Techniques
- 3D Techniques including clay sculpture


Open Award - Art and Design - Level 1 Certificate

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Progression opportunities include:

- UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Visual Arts, Digital Art, Photography or Fashion Pathway)

- Employment or self-employment in the creative industries and towards creative apprenticeships.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

"Designed for all learners with a grade profile of 3 GCSEs at grade 3 and 4 and/or level 1 qualification at grade Merit or above. English and Maths GCSEs are not required, however, an ability to work toward these within the academic year.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 16-18 at the start of the course and is free.

Fee for24/25 is 1672.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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