Design and Media BTEC Level 1 Diploma

Design and Media BTEC Level 1 Diploma

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Design and Media BTEC Level 1 Diploma is a one year course lasting until July.


This level one course allows you to develop your artistic and creative digital skills to build build a portfolio of your own creative design and media work.  It gives you the opportunity to work with a range of materials to produce varying creative products in your own style.

Design and Media is taught at our Longbridge campus which conveniently has strong transport links with; Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, Solihull, Coventry and other surrounding areas.


This course will focus on developing your design and digital skills through a range of projects using a range of different media. You will be encouraged to develop your own style while producing individual pieces of work.  You will also have an opportunity to work collaboratively on shared projects in filming and photography to develop your research skills and team work.

You will work with specialist equipment in a dedicated art and media resource room. You will be taught by experienced artist and media tutors and you will have the opportunity to visit galleries and exhibitions.

As part of a foundation learning programme you will also have to work towards your functional skills and a Personal Development qualification.  These will be embedded within your art sessions and will have a focus on developing your functional and social skills as well as your artistic talents.

All elements of the course are mandatory. You will be expected to participate in all elements including functional skills.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a compulsory part of all Sixth Form Centre courses. Students set targets to improve their skills, and gain qualifications, in English and Maths. The Functional Skills levels taken are based on initial assessments.

Teaching Methods

You will learn through completing projects and tasks set by your tutor.  You will also have the opportunity to learn from other artists and creative media practitioners, each other and take part in trips to galleries and exhibitions.


You will build a portfolio of art work which will be marked against the qualification criteria. You will be marked on how you have used your skills to produce your works of art.

To pass your functional skills you will have to sit a timed assessment.

Qualification Gained

BTEC Level 1 Diploma Design and Media
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in Maths

Opportunities for Progression

This qualification will give you the opportunity to progress onto Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma or Creative Media Production BTEC Level 2 Diploma.  Consideration would also be made for Music BTEC Level 2 First Diploma.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course other than an interest in art and design.

For Further Information

If you are interested in studying Design and Media BTEC Level 1 Diploma, please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300, call in or email [email protected]


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