Level 2 in Art and Design

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and techniques including drawing, painting, mixed media, print and 3D. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 in Art and Design or Graphics.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      1 year
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  • Overview

    Visual Arts

    Runshaw College is an approved centre for UAL Awarding Body Level 2 in Art & Design.

    In this one-year course, you will explore a wide range of 2D and 3D media, techniques, and processes, working through the design process; completing primary research from which you will create initial ideas, and then developing these into a final piece. You will use the work of other artists to inspire you, as well as analysing and evaluating your own artwork. As part of the course, you will also study English and Maths and will develop employability skills.

    ‘Time for Tea’ was a one-day pop-up exhibition to showcase the Level 2 Art and Design students’ work. The theme was food and students created a range of 3D outcomes in clay, felt, wire and cardboard. Staff and students were invited to view and celebrate the fantastic work on display.


  • Entry Requirements

    For our Pre-Advanced L2 courses our entry requirements are 4 x GCSEs at Grade 3, Maths or English Language or English Literature at Grade 3 and Grade 2 in the others. Level 2 courses last for 1 year.

    Some vocational courses will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.

    Minimum requirements: Grade 3 in GCSE Art (or equivalent) or a successful portfolio.

  • How will I be assessed?

    By internally assessed coursework throughout the year and end of year external moderation.

    Coursework includes both practical artwork and written analysis/evaluation; where you will be expected to reflect on your own and other artists’ work.

  • Progression Pathway

    You can progress to a Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship or employment.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.