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Key details

Attendance Entry Level 3, Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWE3L1Art
Attendance Level 1, Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWE3L1Art
Awarding Body City & Guilds/Pearson
Level Entry Level 3
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This introductory qualification is designed for learners who may be ready to progress quickly to further study, the Award offers a basic introduction to the principles of art and provides learners with the opportunity to develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills related to the creative industries in order for them to progress to further learning.

Students who have completed this course before have progressed onto a higher-level Further Education courses in art or other subjects, traineeships, and full time employment.

We also offer an optional two night residential in the Lake District where you can participate in the outdoor pursuits, such as hill walking, open canoeing and ghyll scrambling or the arts, such as botanical drawing, landscape photography and mindfulness in nature.

 

What you'll study

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of practical workshops and presentations alongside independent student research.  Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

You will plan your own projects around six key topics

  • Formal elements of art
  • Design principles
  • 2D project
  • Introduction to print
  • Working in 3D
  • Design crafts

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, maths and English, a tutorial programme and work experience where appropriate.  Learners will study both core Employability units and sector specific units over the duration of the course.

Employability Units:

  • Safety at work,
  • interview skills,
  • ICT art careers project,
  • planning for your progression,
  • Rights and Responsibilities

Vocational units Level 1:

  • Developing a personal progression plan,
  • creating an art image using 2D material,
  • Produce a mood board

Vocational Unit entry3:

  • Candidate project
  • Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of practical workshops and presentations alongside independent student research.  Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

    You will plan your own projects around six key topics

    • Formal elements of art
    • Design principles
    • 2D project
    • Introduction to print
    • Working in 3D
    • Design crafts
  • The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, maths and English, a tutorial programme and work experience where appropriate.  Learners will study both core Employability units and sector specific units over the duration of the course.

  • Employability Units:

    • Safety at work,
    • interview skills,
    • ICT art careers project,
    • planning for your progression,
    • Rights and Responsibilities

    Vocational units Level 1:

    • Developing a personal progression plan,
    • creating an art image using 2D material,
    • Produce a mood board

    Vocational Unit entry3:

    • Candidate project

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Entry 3: There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

Level 1: You should have keen interest in art and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above. Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work – up to 30 hours experience of work in a variety of locations across Bradford.

Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Email: information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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