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Gateway Skills for Art and Design Entry Level 

Gateway Skills for Art and Design at Entry Level is ideal for students who are new to Art and Design who want to explore the skills and specialisms involved and for students who need extra time and support with learning. The course structure means you will be attending full time for four days a week focussing on passing the Gateway Entry Level Art and Design course. You will develop employability skills to prepare you for the world of work and working with others.

You will also complete a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and English to improve your core skills at the right level.

Course Content

This course will give you the opportunity to develop a range of art skills such as drawing and painting to give you a strong foundation, helping you to pave the way to a successful future in Art & Design.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course. We want to help you achieve your full potential, so we always like to see examples of work you are proud of that you completed at a previous school.


On completion of this course you may want to progress onto the BTEC Level 1 qualification in Art & Design.

Alternatively, you may want to gain experience in other vocational areas such as Catering, IT, Construction or Hair and Beauty at Level 1.