Course Info

16 - 19
Art & Design
  • creative

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Awarding/validation body:



Course Overview

This BTEC creative course is designed to provide students who are intrigued and motivated by art and design with opportunities to explore, develop and test their creativity. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of art and design materials, techniques, and processes in our subject specialist studios and workshops. It will help you to identify your personal strengths and your area of interest and it is a stepping stone to study at Level 2.

Course Highlights

Throughout your course, you will have the opportunity to participate in numerous trips which include visits to London to look at various sites, galleries and museums to gather inspiration.

You will also be involved in collaborative projects such as our raising money through creative work for charity. You will have the chance to participate on the enrichment programme which involves working in your group debating and discussing key worldwide topics and getting experience in voluntary action.

The Croydon School of Art end of year shows are a key date when you will have the chance to showcase your best work from the year to your family and friends as well as professional visitors.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers attend our popular employability events and you can discuss apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

This course is ideal for those students who want a broad art and design experience which will give you time to consider your future creative path whilst building a strong portfolio of work.

This programme will allow you to progress on to one of our Level 3 Art & Design courses

Alternatively, you can progress on to employment via an internship or an apprenticeship within the creative arts industry.


You will be assessed through the production of a variety of practice based projects where sketchbook work and final outcomes are graded at pass, merit, or distinction.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of a commitment to learn and the ability to study at this level shown at interview; and

English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 2 or above by College assessment.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

A portfolio of work that shows research into your approach to creative work.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.