Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

If your course requires an interview you will receive an email with details about your video call. There will be no need for you to come on site. Don't worry if you don't receive an email about an interview, not every course needs one.

Is this course right for me?

Are you passionate about art and design? Would you like to work and study in this field?

This Level 2 course provides an exciting curriculum, designed to develop your creative skills and ideas, as well as equipping you to work in the creative industries. It is suitable for students progressing from a relevant Level 1 course, or from GCSE studies.

You will experience a wide range of creative activities that may include photography, graphic design, fashion and textiles, fine art, design crafts and other areas. The course will help you to develop your creative ideas in response to the world around you, and use those skills to develop a career. You will also develop useful business skills, such as enterprise and marketing, which will be valued by a range of employers.

Throughout the course, each student's creativity is nurtured and encouraged in a supportive environment. You will be tutored by practising artists and designers, who will guide and support you as you develop your portfolio of work. You also will benefit from specialist facilities, with purpose built studios and workshops.

Entry requirements:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.  Please bring a sample of your portfolio to the interview.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
  • Google Classroom


The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Some units of the course are marked by external assessment.


Successful students could progress on to a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Art and Design Level 3

You could also seek employment or consider various opportunities within further education.