Art & Design Adult Introduction NCFE Certificate
Group projects and personal tuition in class will help you to develop your creative drawing and design skills in Art, Ceramics, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Life Class, Graphic Design ( including illustration, computer-aided design, and typography ), and Art & Design History. Visits to various exhibitions, workshops and events, weekly enrichment options, together with extra activities.
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Art & Design - Adult Introduction NCFE Certificate
Visual & Performing Arts
This is a full time adult course which offers an exciting opportunity to discover and learn about a wide range of art and design subjects. It is designed to give enthusiastic beginners basic skills and knowledge and to build their self confidence in making creative decisions. By the end of June, the standard achieved is equivalent to first year advanced level.
All subjects are taught by highly qualified and experienced professionals in vocationally designed and designated studios. The course progresses from Level 2 to Level 3 NCFE Certificates in Art & Design and also includes a Level 3 ABC Photography qualification. Applicants may enter at either level - depending on experience.
Study Mode & Location:
This course has attendance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in term time from 9.30am to 3.45pm each day. All courses are based at the Park Campus, a spacious, attractive, modernised building with views on to Moor Park. Preston College, Park Campus, Moor Park Avenue, Preston, PR1 6AS.
NCFE Level 2 commencing September.
There are no formal entry qualifications but it is expected that typical applicants will have some previous experience such as evening classes or perhaps a previous Level 2 qualification such as GCSE or O level Art from school some years previously. We will certainly consider applicants who have a passion for art and have produced images purely for personal pleasure. We would like to see a few examples of art or design at an Advice Event or actually at enrolment, (especially observational drawing).
Specific Entry Requirements for NCFE Level 3 commencing January.
Successful completion of NCFE Level 2 Art & Design or GCSE grade C Art or Design and a relevant portfolio of art and design at Level 2 standard or above.
Group projects and personal tuition in class will help you to develop your creative drawing and design skills in Art, Ceramics, Photography, Fashion, Textiles, Life Class, Graphic Design ( including illustration, computer-aided design, and typography ), and Art & Design History. Visits to various exhibitions, workshops and events, weekly enrichment options, together with extra activities such as -The Big Draw', Fashion Show, and Saatchi Website will also be part of the course. Also there is public exhibition at the end of the course called -The Summer Art Show' and you will be taught presentation skills to prepare for this.
This will be done through continuous assessment based on projects set throughout the course. Portfolios are also externally moderated by the NCFE and ABC boards.
NCFE Level 2 Art & Design Certificate Assessment - January
ABC Level 3 Photography Assessment - March
NCFE Level 3 Art & Design Certificate Assessment - June
Careers & Progression Opportunities:
Successful completion of this full year course allows you to progress to the pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at the Park Campus and from there on to apply for B.A. courses in any kind of art and design at universities anywhere in this country.
The tuition and examination costs for all 3 qualifications are £340.25 inclusive. Please note that those in receipt of benefits may be eligible for a free place. Also some students may be entitled to the Adult Learners Grant of £30 weekly, depending on their personal circumstances. All students will need to spend about £100 for art materials - but spread over the year. Also students should budget about £50 to cover the cost of trips. Please note that there are college grants available to assist with these course expenses - awarded depending on personal circumstances.
How To Apply
You will need to complete a Further Education Application Form. These will be available from mid-May
Many courses have limited places so please return your application form as soon as possible. Following acceptance of your application, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.
Part-Time+ Course Benefits
Part-Time+ courses are ideal if you are looking to return to education, change career or progress to higher level studies. Courses last between 11 and 18 hours per week, for a full year and fit in with school hours and holidays. They offer:
- support with accessing a variety of funds including an Adult Learning Grant of up to £30 per week.
- a bursary meaning there are reduced tuition fees.
- childcare support.
- transport to and from College.
- an individual development plan to guide you to your next step.
- personal tutor support throughout your course.
Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.
Art & Design Adult Introduction NCFE Certificate