Art & Design

Course Overview

This course is an opportunity to create a foundation of new skills in Art and Design and also to acquire a high level of skill and knowledge in the area that you en joy the most. The core skills of drawing, the study of historical and contemporary artists, exploring ideas and visual communication form the basis of your study whatever your specialism.

Entry Requirements

There is no requirement for any specific prior learning but we do require that you achieve at least a Grade 3 in GCSE English and maths. 


Students will have the opportunity to meet visiting artists to gain a deeper understanding of the design industry and will be working upon live industry led briefs.

Course Outline

Components of Course
Students are required to carry out 60 credits in order to gain the Level 2 qualification. The 60 credits equate to 7 units of which includes exploration of the following skills and techniques…

  •  Graphics.
  •  Fine Art.
  •  Fashion & Textiles.
  •  Photography.
  •  Media.
  •  Contextual Research (Mandatory Unit)
  • Assessment

The units in these qualifications are internally assessed by center assessors and quality assurance personnel and externally moderated by OCR moderators 


  • 100% Coursework


  • This unit consists of 100% coursework. 


  • No exams

Exam Board

  • OCR
Joe Butler

"The CTEC Art & Design course has been so much fun! I can't believe how much I learnt in such a short space of time"

Joe Butler

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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