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Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhos-on-Sea, Parc Menai (Art and Design), Dolgellau
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    1 year

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Art and Design Level 2

Full-time (Further Education)

Parc Menai

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

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 Criteria

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

  • 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, preferably to include 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. Places on the programme are subject to interview and portfolio.


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

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.


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.

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 2

Programme Area:

  • Art and Design and Photography


This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau
  • Parc Menai

Art and Design and Photography

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Art and Design and Photography

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