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Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art and Design

This course provides a great starting point for anyone wishing to develop their artistic skills and who are keen to progress to higher level art and design courses.

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We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art and Design
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
18 £0.00 Apply Now
Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art and Design
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
18 £0.00 Apply Now
Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Art and Design
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
18 £0.00 Apply Now

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Course Overview

This course provides a great starting point for anyone wishing to develop their artistic skills and who are keen to progress to higher level Art and Design courses.  This one year course which is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs is made up of 6 units which will develop your artistic skills using a range of techniques and equipment.  You will get the opportunity to work in a range of disciplines including photography, ceramics, fine art and 3D design. 

The programme typically runs for a minimum of 15 hours a week.

Modules may include:

OCR Units

  • Exploring the Work of Artists and Designers
  • Producing Art or Design Work for Sale
  • Producing Art or Design Work for Location
  • Exploring Photography
  • Exploring Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Exploring 3D
  • Exploring Fine Art


You will also work towards Personal Development qualifications and will be involved in a range of enterprise activities, designed to improve your employability. 

Entry Requirements

2 GCSE passes at grade D-G.   You will be required to  complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy or ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Maths or Computing.

You must have a portfolio of work displaying an interest and ability in art.

The interview process will involve an interview, a questionnaire and a summer assignment.  The outcomes of which, along with the required grades, will determine your successful entry to this programme.  

Please note that if the course is oversubscribed additional criteria will be applied.  

Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course will lead directly onto further study on a Level 3 Programme such as Subsidiary Diploma.
Alternatively the course can also lead directly into a career in the creative industries. Alternatively further study at a higher level will lead to jobs such as a photographer, fashion designer or fashion buyer, graphic designer, ceramicist, fine artist, animator, illustrator, printmaker or management positions in the creative, design or print industries.
Students who have completed this qualification recently have progressed to Degree and HND courses in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. They are studying a range of subjects including interior design, fine crafts, textile design, jewellery, ceramics, embroidery, photography, 3D design, animation and communications design.

How will it make me more employable?
 You will ‘Get the Edge’ by:
  • Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence
  • Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)
  • Gaining hands on experience through Placements and Industry Projects
  • Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies.


This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be assessed throughout the course with a combination of practical assignments and written work, and will culminate in a final major project and end-of-the-year show.
Additional Costs

You will be required to provide a range of general art materials at the start of the programme.  For example, this may include a set of acrylic paints, a set of colouring and drawing pencils and an A3 sketch book.  You will be advised on these at the interview stage. In addition  you may need to purchase more specific tools and materials dependent on you pathway choices.  The majority of Art students will need 5 x A3 sketchbooks (good quality) and 1 x A3 plastic folder.


The course is provided and regulated by OCR.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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