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Certificate in Art & Design

This Certificate in Art & Design course welcomes students aged 19+ who have an interest in art and design, it is gently-paced, with guided topics, allowing plenty of time to interact with the rest of the group. The design of the course allows you the opportunity to begin to develop your own style of working with plenty of support.

This course has three themes that run across five units. You will have, at times, mini-talks from the tutor on famous artists, movements or relevant topics, with the main focus of each session being practical based.

We will encourage you to experiment, explore new approaches and learn how to use a sketchbook effectively. It is a great confidence booster and offers the opportunity to progress to further education if appropriate.

The classroom is airy, spacious and safe with materials provided.

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13/09/2021 : Brannams : Part-time
Course Code : PTB248
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : Total Fee £443

Brannams campus Apply
12/09/2022 : Brannams : Part-time
Course Code : PTB248
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : * Total Fee £445

Brannams campus Apply

Course details


A mid-course assessment is completed followed by an end of course assessment. Valuable feedback is given in a gentle, non-pressured manner.

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have an extensive range of prior work. We are looking for enthusiasm and a genuine interest in art and design, alongside a few examples of visual creativity presented at interview; this can be in the form of painting, drawing, 3D, crafts or photography.


This course can lead to an Access to Higher Education in Art and Design, and potentially, thereafter, a degree.

Facilities and resources

We have a purpose-built art and design classroom, with materials provided and access to chrome books.


Q: Is there any funding available to help pay for my course?

A: Many of our courses are free to attend (subject to eligibility). We will carry out a fee assessment when you enrolment to establish if you meet this criteria.

Apply for this course

Staring Date : 13/09/2021
Course Code : PTB248 Brannams campus Apply
Staring Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : PTB248 Brannams campus Apply

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