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Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
1 September 20191 yearCarly Lacey

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art & Design is for students who require a general art and design based qualification. The course is practical and students will learn how to produce a range of work through a variety of assignments. The assignments will be based on the activities of people working in the art and design sector.

The most important thing you need is a lively and enquiring mind, a growing interest in art, craft and design, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. There are very few areas of modern living that do not involve the role of an artist or designer, from the products we buy to the entertainments we view.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification. Through a variety of workshop practices, project work and visual studies you will learn about the key elements of art and design.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

You will be taught by industry experienced tutors and you will work in the modern, mature, creative and exciting environment of Art and Design at The Isle of Wight College. You will study in our well-equipped facilities which include: 2D and 3D Studios and Textiles Studio. Practical and theoretical work is delivered and supported through a programme of workshops, lectures, demonstrations and tutorials. All students will leave with a portfolio of completed art work.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

An OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art & Design is equivalent to four GCSEs grades A* – C. Students gaining an OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art & Design will have access to a range of career and further education opportunities [minimum average of Merit level required]. This may be in the creative industries field and career opportunities include graphics/illustrations, textiles, museum/gallery work, product, interior or environmental design, conservations and heritage, teaching, freelance and fine art work.

These skills are in great demand and are recognised and highly valued by employers and colleges. Many students choose to pursue their studies with the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, BTEC Level 3 Photography or Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Graphic Design, before either looking for employment or progressing to study a degree at University or College.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art & Design is made up of eight units, which you will complete over the year. Your work will be internally assessed through a programme of assignments and externally moderated. Your units of study will include:

  • 2D and 3D Communication
  • Exploring the work of artists and designers
  • Developing ideas
  • Exploring Fashion and Textiles
  • Realising Art & Design Ideas
  • Explore self-image

Course units are subject to change.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GET?

Your programme of study will include qualifications in:

  • OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art & Design
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT
  • Depending on your GCSE grades you will also be required to retake GCSE English or Maths.
  • Additional qualifications to compliment study

There is an additional cost for this course. A materials fee of £137 will cover materials, such as general consumable tools, materials and a trip, for use on your course. This amount may change due to cost of equipment. You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance to help meet these costs.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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