Progression and Accredited Courses in Art & Design 2017-2018

summerschool, ceramics, marywardcentre, courses, adulteduactionThinking about a career change or studying Art, Craft or Design at university?

Do you just want to develop your creative practice further?

Enrol on a course that will help you to further develop your interests, talents and skills in the visual arts.

Complete an application form and we can find the right course for you.

Level 3—Working in Community Arts

This is the alternative Level 3 qualification course that gives participants a good understanding and experience of working in the community arts sector.

Click here for an application form for these courses.

For these courses loans are available for those aged 24+. There is an information leaflet available to explain this. See below for information on Advanced Learner Loans.
If you are aged between 19-23 and this is your first full level 3 qualification you are eligible to pay £0.

Level 2 —Pre-Foundation in Art and Design

This course is for those with some experience in art and design who wish to develop their skills and understanding of the subject. It is suitable for those wanting to produce a portfolio of work for Foundation, Higher National Diploma or for presentation purposes.
Click here for an application form for this course.

Level 3—Foundation in Art and Design

This course is suitable for those who have completed a Level 2 qualification or have some experience in Art, Design or Crafts and wish to progress their skills and ideas.
Click here for an application form for these courses.

Level 4—Advanced Practice in Art and Design

Suitable for those who have a Foundation in Art and Design, or an Arts degree or established artistic practice who wish to reinvigorate and develop their creative approaches, skills and ideas in a supportive peer environment. The course culminates in an external exhibition.

Click here for an application form for this course.

Applicationsprintmaking2 Contact: Rahul Miah

T: 020 7269 6042


After completing the short application form you will have an informal interview and you will need to bring some examples of your art work to show the tutors.

Can’t afford the fees?

You may be eligible for some financial help towards the costs of your studies. Please ask at reception for further information.

Additional learning support is available.

The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners. It’s easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check.
Here are some key facts about the loan:
Repayments are linked to what you earn and not how much you borrowed.
You only have to start making repayments when you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £21,000 a year (which is £404 a week or £1,750 a month). Until then you don’t need to pay back anything, but you can make voluntary repayments at any time.
You pay 9% of the money you earn over £21,000, before tax. For example, if you earn £22,000 a year, your monthly repayment will be £7 a month; and if you earn £35,000 a year, it will be £105 per month.

Interest is charged on a sliding scale between the Retail Price Index (RPI) and RPI +3%, depending on how much you earn. For more details about applying for a loan to pay for your course please follow this link
To read more about the loan, download the Advanced Learner Loan Information Leaflet