Course Type / Attendance

Part Time

Subject Area

Art, Design and Media

Start Date

February 2018







Course Level


Award to be received

NCFE Award

Awarding Body


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Who is this course for?

This is an introductory level course that aims to introduce “beginners” to the basics of drawing and painting and develop their ability sufficiently over the course to achieve a level one qualification from the NCFE. The course will introduce you to the basic elements and fundamentals of drawing and painting.

What do you need to apply for the course?

There are no formal entry requirements, although previous drawing experience would be useful and you should possess a general interest in Art & Design. This specialised course should appeal to adults 19+ and all abilities.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This specific area of study will allow you to create visual images through the exploration and manipulation of paint, graphic materials and associated processes. Initially you will explore the formal elements of drawing and painting, which will enable you to develop a variety of work from first hand observation to the realisation of final outcomes.

How you will learn

Primarily you will learn through practical lessons in well-appointed studios. The course will be delivered through a series of structured exercises using a wide variety of drawing techniques. You will develop your ideas through a short project based assignment, which will include some critical/contextual studies.

There is no formal examination to the course, but to achieve the NCFE level one qualification, you are required to submit a portfolio of coursework for assessment. Staff will advise and assist you on the presentation, collation and review of this work as part of the course.

Where could this course take you?

Having successfully completed your NCFE level one qualification in Painting and Drawing (20 weeks) you can progress to NCFE level two Painting & Drawing or GCSE Art & Design.

What costs will you incur?

Basic materials including paper will be provided. You will be required to bring your own sketchbook or display file to present your level one coursework.