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Art and Design Level 2 Diploma or Certificate

Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 Certificate
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design builds and enhances your existing skills and techniques. It offers a specialist qualification that focuses on specific jobs within the Art and Design industry.


On this innovative and creative programme you will study the main areas of Art & Design, developing skills in:

  • Mixed Media
  • Graphics
  •  3D
  • Fashion
  • Textiles;

You will then specialise in your chosen area. You will also learn about the creative industries, allowing you to map your future progression. During the course you will have the opportunity to gain vocational experience and participate in the annual fashion show


Teaching includes lectures and demonstrations, seminars and tutorials.

Course Leader profile

Marc Burton

I graduated in 1999 with a Jewellery/Metalsmithing degree and worked as an independent artist gaining years of industrial experience, moving into teaching jewellery as a city and guilds qualification level 2 and 3 part time, then into an NCFE Level 2,3. In 2007 I gained my PGCE  and continued to work as an Artist as well as teaching specialist 3D, Jewellery, Mixed Media and Sculpture. In 2014 I took over the BTEC Level  2 in Art and Design as Course Leader and continue teaching this course as well working across other levels of Art and Design including Level 1 and Level 3. My specialisms include most aspects of 2d aspects Art and Design with a specialist focus on 3D Metalsmithing and mixed Media.

Entry Requirements

An intermediate course suitable for those who have at least 4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3 to include Maths or English or a relevant/equivalent Level 1 qualification. This could be a BTEC Introductory Diploma, a City and Guilds qualification, an NVQ Level 1, a GNVQ Foundation or relevant work experience. Applicants will be asked to show examples of their work at interview.

Interview Process

An interview with a specialist tutor where you will be required to show a portfolio of work, enthusiasm and a commitment to the course.

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is continuous based on set projects and two external examinations.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Candidates may wish to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in: Art & Design and study Graphics, Art & Design, 3D/Interior Design, Fashion/Textiles, Fine Art or Media.

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Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Hours per week: 12 + hours per week
  • Days: Mon - Fri
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 4.30 pm
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course Fees: This course is free for students age 16 - 18. For students 19+ please contact our student Services Team In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Creative, Digital and Enterprise
  • Department Manager: Robin Smith


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or level 2 Certificate
  • Awarding Body: EDEXCEL

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