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School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old Vocational Courses

Bridge to Art & Design - Level 1

This course is aimed at young people who wish to develop their skills in visual and creative arts. The course is broad in its content and offers experiences in many of the specialist areas of Art & Design.

Course Video - Art and Design Level 1

  • Course Description

    Individual projects will explore 2D and 3D design, ceramics, print making, painting and drawing and textiles. In addition, sessions to support career development, teamwork and enterprise are also offered.

    Access to specialist studios once a week combined with theory-based sessions complete the course. Class sizes are small with support available as appropriate.

  • Entry Requirements

    Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, students are expected to show willingness to learn, participate in and develop skills in a college environment. In addition, an artistic ability suited to the requirements of the course.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    1 Year

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    All of our foundation courses are 3 days a week and are a year long.

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    • Art & Design - Level 2 (King's Lynn)
  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £900

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    • Gateway Certificate in Art & Design

    • EdExcel Functional Skills in English & Maths (Level 1/2)

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment is ongoing and consistent throughout the year.

    Evidence is collated via an initial screening process and then regularly with LEARN.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 1 Year


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