Oldham Sixth Form College


Art and Design (Vocational)

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I believe that this course will also give me more skills to progress in the artist industry, no matter what job I choose to progress in.

Art and Design (Vocational)  

  •  Assessment
  • Year 1 & 2
    100% coursework 
  • Exam board
    OCR (Cambridge Technical - Triple Diploma)
  • Specific entry requirements
    A minimum grade 4 in an Art subject at GCSE is required. Exceptions may be made for able students who can supply a portfolio of work at enrolment.


What Will You Learn?

This course is ideal if you wish to study Art & Design full-time. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a vocational alternative that helps to prepare learners for the world of work or to continue their studies in Higher Education. You will have the opportunity to gain practical and creative skills by working with a wide range of 2D and 3D materials, processes and techniques across a range of disciplines, including photography, graphic design, 3D, fine art and textiles. It provides an understanding of art, design and craft through engagement with the work of artists and designers. The course is internally assessed and exam-free, so suited to all learning styles.


A range of modules are covered across the Art & Design disciplines:

  • 3D Design
  • Ceramics
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Textiles


Special Features

  • As part of this course, you will have a valuable opportunity to gain work experience in the creative industries.
  • You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning through trips including visits to galleries and exhibitions in London and more locally.
  • You can also take part in student competitions and opportunities in Art & Design.

Where Will This Lead?

Art & Design helps you develop a range of creative skills, which are valued highly by universities and employers. Our former students have gone onto careers and HE courses in all areas of art and design, including graphic design, illustration, interior design, photography and advertising. Many students also progress onto Pre-Degree Art Foundation courses.