Jersey Progression Qualification in Art and Design

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Jersey Progression Qualification in Art and Design

Who is this course for?

This course is specially designed for students who are enthusiastic about Art and Design and wish to study in this area whilst at the same time improving their academic profile. 

It is specifically intended as a progression route to a level 3 course, either in Art and Design or another subject.




What are the entry requirements for the course?

At least five GCSEs at grades D or E (grade 2-3) or higher, including both Maths and English Language.



How long is this course?

This is a one year full-time course beginning September 2018, ending June 2019.


What will I study on this course?

The course is made up of ten units of study:

Unit 1 – Combining art and design disciplines: This unit is about creating artwork that combines the skills and knowledge acquired within specialist areas.

Unit 2 – Drawing and mark making: In this unit you will learn about drawing and mark making.

Unit 3 – Specialist studies: In this unit you will select a single discipline and develop it in more depth. 

Unit 4 – Working in the industry: This unit will develop your readiness for the world of work. Research into employment and work placements will form some of the evidence required.

Unit 5 – Painting: In this unit you will learn about the properties of paint and the creative potential of painting.

Unit 6 – Sculpture: In this unit you will learn about sculpture, the work of sculptors and the use of a variety of materials and techniques to create your own sculpture. 

Unit 7 – Photography: This unit is an introduction to the technical aspects of digital photography and how visual language can be used to create meaning.

Unit 8 – Print and textiles: This unit you will experiment with print and textiles, working with a range of print processes and textile techniques.

Unit 9 – 3D design: In this unit you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials developing skills in order to create an original 3D product.

Unit 10 – Graphic design: This unit will explore graphic design, learning about the techniques required to realise your creative aims and meet the needs of clients.

In addition you will develop a range of transferable and academic skills designed to aid your progression to higher levels of study, including employability, ICT and the opportunity to improve your English & Maths.


What Qualification will I gain?

The Jersey Progression Diploma in Art and Design which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs. The qualification is graded Pass (Grade C equivalent); Merit (Grade B equivalent); Distinction (Grade A equivalent) and Distinction (Grade A* Equivalent).

The Jersey Progression Certifcate in Art and Design, which is equivalent to 2 GCSEs, is available for students who achieve at least 50% of the units. 


Will I go out on work experience?

Opportunities will be given to participate in work experience during the course.


What does this course lead on to?

Successful completion of this course to the required standard allows access to most Level 3 courses at Highlands College, including but not limited to Art and Design.


How much will it cost?

• £36 per year registration fee.
• £154 per year course material fee.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608752 or email:



Sixth Form College Jersey

An outstanding college for the progression, employability and citizenship of our young people.
The courses here are for 16 to 18 year-olds progressing from one of Jersey’s secondary schools into Further Education.
There are two specialised courses for the over 18 yrs;
1. Access to HE (either the Diploma in Science or Humanities) approved by Ascentis,
2. Foundation Certificate in Art and Design validated by Plymouth University.