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Art & Design Courses?

Our L2 qualification offers complete ​flexibility in its approach, removing the ​barriers many creative, home educated ​learners face. No exam, no controlled ​assessment and no trips to exam ​centres are required.

We are passionate about the need to provide flexible and ​accessible options for learners who want level 2 ​qualifications, that don't necessarily require externally ​assessed assignments completed at exam centres or with ​the added anxiety attached to fixed deadlines and ​timetabled exam dates.

Learners can work at their own pace and 100% from ​home, with work accessed online and digitally assessed.

  • Accredited, NCFE Level 2 ​Qualification
  • Level to a GCSE Grade A-C/9-4
  • Ofqual Approved
  • 100% Online
  • Pre-filmed tutorials that can be ​watched at any time
  • Assessor support
  • No fixed deadline

  • Credit Value of 24
  • Comparable to a Double Award ​GCSE or BTec
  • No age restrictions

  • No hidden fees
  • Costs can be spread out over ​24 mths
  • No exam or exam fees
  • No additional certification fee

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ACED Qualifications

Online Distance ​Learning

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Level 2 Certificate in

Art & Design

Learners will complete this fully guided qualification virtually, with directed ​projects, assessor support and pre-filmed tutorials from our artist practitioners.

Work will be assessed online, with positive and encouraging feedback, sent ​periodically throughout the course. On successful completion of the 12 modules, ​our learners will receive their Level 2 Certificate.

The awarding body, NFCE, has has been approved by a specialised government ​body and is Ofqual accredited. This course has a credit value of 24 and level to a ​Grade 5 or above (C-A in ’old money’ at GCSE). As the average GCSE has a value of ​12-14, this level 2 course is comparable to a Double Award GCSE or BTEC.

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Something Was Missing?

Comillas Negras

We felt that learners were ​missing the opportunity to ​achieve level 2 qualifications in ​specific areas, such as Art & ​Design and felt passionately ​that there needed to be a ​provision that could be solely ​delivered virtually.

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So What Does It Look Like?

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Take a look ​at our ​sample ​Module ​Guidebook

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L2 Certificate of Art & Design​

Module 1

Mono Printing &

Reverse Mono Printing

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Watch one of our tutorials ​with our Artist Practicioner, ​Aimee.

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What do I need to know?

Entry Guidance

This qualification is designed for learners interested in art and design. There are no specific ​recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. There is also, no ​requirement for learners to have completed any previous courses before commencing and ​is suitable for beginners to intermediate learners. This qualification is suitable for learners ​aged pre-16 and above, meaning there is no minimum age.

Is there flexibility within the payment methods?

This qualification will be priced at £720, but is on offer at £600 for the trial January 2023 ​cohort only*, this is an amazing offer for this recognised course, which is comparable in size ​to a double award GCSE or BTec. The course can be paid in full, or by 24 regular, monthly ​instalments spaced over 2 years. The total cost includes the exam registration, course ​guidebooks, assessor support, regular feedback at the end of each module and all fees ​associated with claiming your certificate.

How is it assessed?

The course is internally assessor marked and externally verified by the awarding body, ​therefore there are no exams or controlled coursework, eliminating any trips to exam ​centres, nerve racking exams, fees or anxiety inducing pinch-points during the year.

Need more flexibility in completing?

The course is planned to be delivered over the course of 2 years, but we understand that ​things don't always go as planned! If you need additional time to complete your course, ​this is fine. You will have an additional 12 months to complete this course on top of the 2 ​years. And better yet? There won't be any additional fees for this, while you still get to ​enjoy uninterrupted access to all the online modules, tutorials and assessor support.

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Meet the team

Comillas Negras

Hi, I'm Debs. I have been involved within the ​home ed community, creating engaging, ​online courses in Creative subjects for some ​time. I'm a working Mum of 3 and in my ​'previous life, as a DT & Art teacher, now ​turned course assessor. I'm passionate ​about creating creative subjects online, ​specifically for home ed learners.


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Meet Aimee, our very talented Art ​Practitioner. Aimee has many years ​experience teaching Art & Design as well as ​being an Artist practitioner herself. Aimee ​successfully specialises in painting, digital ​portraiture, crafts, such as crochet as well ​as all things art! You may be seeing quite a ​bit of Aimee within our pre-filmed tutorials.


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