Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
The course is designed to empower students to express their creativity. It will provide the opportunity to develop their artistic skills while at the same time enabling them to improve their Maths, English and ICT. It aims to assist in developing aspirations for future learning in mainstream college or gaining employment in environments related to the Arts.
The course is the 3rd step on our 3 year curriculum that follows the vocational progression route (those that would eventually like to secure employment).
This course will help you build your confidence, your self expression and your creativity. We look at drawing, painting, clay modelling, jewellery making and photography. This course will develop your Maths and English by embedding essentials into every learning sessions. You will also spend time in streamed Maths & English groups working towards national Functional Skills qualifications.
During your study programme you will have access to a fully equipped Gym where you will create your personal training and fitness plan, This course is all about developing you in readiness for the next step towards finding employment in a related area
There are no formal entry requirements; however interest in the subject and suitability will be discussed at interview and based on individual circumstances.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work made up of artwork assignments. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an Awarding Body.
Most students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.
If students successfully complete this programme of study they can progress onto an employment based transition option or mainstream options subject to meeting entry criteria.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research completed by students with appropriate support.