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SEG Art & Design
Level 2 Certificate Ofqual. 501/2278/2 (GCSE/BTEC Equivalent)

Now with optional LIVE enrichment lessons!

The Online Level 2 Certificate in Art & Design (BTEC equivalent) is a fun beginner to intermediate art course. offering creative pupils the chance to achieve nationally accredited courses from home. You can study full-time over one year or part-time over 2 years. The course is equivalent to GCSE / IGCSE and will offer the same opportunities for progression to our Foundation Diploma courses. The main reason students choose the Level 2 certificate over IGCSE is that it is far less problematic to deliver online as there is no exam to attend. Instead, coursework is assessed online by the exam board examiner. This means the course is ideal for students who suffer from exam stress and for those who don’t work well under pressure.

This exciting course has a strong practical focus, developing not just skills, knowledge, and understanding of art and design and the work of other artists, but also confidence. Successful completion of the course means you will receive the same level 2 Certificate as from any other college as the course is nationally accredited by one of the UK’s largest vocational awarding bodies, SEG ABC Awards.

Equally valuable, graduates achieve a specialist portfolio that expresses their personal brand of art and design, enabling access to top universities and employment as a professional qualified Artist or Designer.

Course Overview

  • Courses Available: Photography, Fine Art, Illustration (inc. Manga), 3D Modelling, Games Design, Painting & Drawing, 3d design, Architectural design, Sculpture, Digital Art, Animation, Graphic Design, Pottery, Craft, Jewellery making, Fashion, Textiles.
  • Entry Requirements: 14 years or over or mature younger student, No previous art or design qualifications required.
  • Part-time programmes: Available all year round – enrolling now!
  • Full-time programmes: Start anytime – Portfolio must be complete by mid-June. Students will require at least 6 months to complete the course. Students can continue the following year if they fail to submit coursework by the mid-June deadline.
  • Requirements: A computer with broadband connection / basic art materials
  • Progression: to Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
  • Accreditation:  SEG ABC Awards Examination Board (Ofqual Code 501/2278/2)
  • Tuition: Face to face, one to one – unlimited
  • Exam registration fee: £53.20 will be payable to SEG Awards if you wish to be certified (optional).

How It Works

Students receive access to their own online studio where they can work through their course. Units and assignments are listed along with supporting resources, video tutorials for skills development, step by step guides etc. Photographs of students’ completed work are uploaded to their college e portfolio for assessment and constructive, friendly written feedback on how to progress. Additionally, students are invited to discuss with an experienced and qualified personal tutor their progress and receive face to face verbal feedback, encouragement and support. Students may also benefit from relationships with their fellow online students as they can view profiles and comment on each others’ artwork if they wish.

Additional optional LIVE enrichment classes are offered most weeks during term times. These fun classes are enjoyed by students but are not required to complete the course. When purchasing this course you are not paying for these FREE classes – they are a FREE GIFT! The teacher has to strike a balance between providing enrichment and fun for students and supporting them through essential units on their course. This may mean live lessons are postponed from time to time. The teacher reserves the right not to run these optional free lessons.


Formative as courses progress and summative at the end of units and the course. Your Final Major Project will be assessed externally by the exam board and this will decide your final grade. You will be kept informed every step of the way on how to improve your work.

Structure Of The Course

This exciting course has 4 units designed to ensure you produce a stimulating and rewarding art & design project (s) which allow you develop your knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence in developing your interests and ideas in an artistic way.

Exploratory Stage: This first part of the course takes you through a programme of developing skills in drawing, painting, mixed media (collage), digital art and 3d (sculpture).

Pathway Stage: In this second part of the course you will be asked to make one art project within a specialist pathway, that is related to a theme which is of personal interest to you.

Previous themes have included:

‘The way I look’
“My Manga World”
“I Me & Mine”
“Overhead and Underneath’
“Through The Keyhole’
“My Dream World”

Pathways include Illustration (including Manga), 3d Modelling, Games Design, Textiles, Fashion, 3D (including Sculpture), Photography, Architectural Design, Digital Art, Printmaking, Fine Art, Craft, Painting.

If you are looking for animation, games design, character design, digital – click here

Your artwork will be assessed against the following 4 units:

  • A/602/6142 Investigating information and developing research techniques – Mandatory Unit
  • K/602/6251 Developing and handling media and materials – Mandatory Unit
  • M/602/6252 Recognising and applying visual language and formal elements within production techniques – Mandatory Unit
  • A/602/6254 Working to set briefs – Mandatory Unit


Standard Two Year Course is just £699 GBP

Intensive One Year Course is just £999 GBP

For international students studying from outside of the UK, the fee is £2000 GBP $2600 USD* for the standard 2 year course and . .

£3000 GBP  $3800 USD* for the intensive 1 year course.

  • USD fees are subject to currency fluctuation and are an approximation. Fees will be very close to those quoted
  • Due to the large numbers of Chinese students applying to this course, a surcharge commensurate with the availability of places will be applied.
  •  It is important to OCAD to offer opportunities to students from many countries rather than just a few and so places are limited appropriately to make this possible.

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