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Art and Design Award Level 1  


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Course Summary

Course Code: EWM2A15Y22 

Start Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022 

Start Time and Lesson Duration: 10:00 for 04:00 hours

Duration: 15 lessons over 15 week(s)

Location: ACL Colchester  

Fee: £150    

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Interview Required

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Are you ready to start your journey to becoming an artist, feeling inquisitive, creative and open-minded then this course is just for you? This course is an introduction to skills and materials working in art and design while working towards a series of subject briefs experimenting with different techniques and media. Whilst working towards the qualification you will complete a portfolio of work through the course which includes research, material exploration and technique development. At the end of the course you will create, present and review final art and design outcomes.

What Will Happen At My First Lesson
During the first session you will complete study skills to support with the achievement of the qualification. You will be introduced to the course content.

Examinations Venue Disclaimer
This qualification does not have a written exam as the qualification is achieved by the completion and submission of a portfolio.

What Qualification/level is this course?
This is course leads to a nationally recognised NCFE Level 1 Award in Art and Design.

Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for beginners or those who have completed an introductory course within art and design who would like to gain a qualification.

What can I expect to learn?
The objectives of the qualification are to enable learners to: - Develop a portfolio of work in art and design - Use materials, tools and equipment correctly and safely - Develop an understanding of health and safety considerations surrounding art and design You will do this by completing three units 1. Explore Available Resources to Develop Basic Art and Design Skills 2. Explore and Develop Art and Design Ideas Creatively 3. Create, Present and Review Final Art and Design item (s) Learning will take place online with the use of the VLE and live interactive webinars. Demonstrations of techniques will be available as video and written content. Peer learning is encouraged and the use of online discussion boards within the VLE will be used, as well as websites such as Padlet to allow the sharing of work, ideas and questions.

How will I learn?
Your tutor will use a number of different teaching methods to develop your skills. These will include a wide range of authentic materials, individual study, working in pairs/group activities.

How will I know how well I am doing?
You will be encouraged to reflect on your learning through regular assessments and feedback from your tutor.

Will I have to do any work at home ?
Weekly tasks will be set to extend your skills further.

What will I need to provide?
For the first session please bring - A camera or camera phone A4 sketchbook HB Pencil Pen Any other art resources you may have Further required materials will be outlined during the first session.

Are there any other costs?
Additional costs may vary depending on projects chosen.

What can I do next?
ACL offers a Level 2 Award in Creative Craft Art and Design along with a wide range of other courses.. For information about ACL courses please see The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. To make an appointment please call 0800 100 900 (calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers) or visit their website

Further information
For all enquiries regarding this course please contact 0345 603 7635.



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