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Extended Diploma in Art and Design

The Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma is the progression pathway that offers motivated learners the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to the Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at Kensington and Chelsea College or University.

The course is structured with units which cover:

  • Characteristics and contexts in art and design;
  • Preparation for progression;
  • Engaging with an audience;
  • Project proposal and realisation

The course is project based and students are given encouragement and support to develop their personal ideas. There is also a strong commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas.

The Extended Diploma builds on student’s knowledge, skills, understanding and the confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning.

The course also provides opportunities for those who are intrigued and motivated by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structured programme.

Our aim is to provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career opportunities within the sector.

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design – Graphic Design

This course is designed to cover the fundamental skills relevant to Graphic Design, including drawing development, a variety of art based tasks designed to increase your creative thinking, basic typography, elements of design, and computer skills. It is a project based ‘hands-on’ course that will encourage you to develop ideas and practical skills to enable you to design a range of graphic design ‘pieces’.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your drawing and making skills through a wide range of classroom activities. You will investigate the elements of Graphic Design and will spend time learning some software application skills from the Adobe Creative Suite. In term one, through the study of design concepts, and the implementation of the software you will create a digital project based around a given topic. In the second term you will develop your skills to create more complex work on a given topic. In the third term you will choose a subject around which to develop a self-initiated project to best showcase your skills.

Throughout the course you will cover a wide range of Art and Design techniques including drawing with a variety of mediums over a range of subject and methods, colour theory, line, tone, texture etc., packaging basics, page layout, typography, size/scale etc. You will develop sketchbook work every term as a basis of presenting your work for assessment and, and use digital graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to develop your designs and ideas.

Projects will provide you with skills and understanding in various areas but will also allow the flexibility for you to develop your own personal style. This will provide you with a varied body of work that will build into a portfolio suitable for application onto higher-level courses.

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design – Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery

This course runs over 2 days per week – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am till 4pm (3 – 4 days for students who are under 19).

For those who want a specialist hands on course in ceramics, glass or jewellery.  Taught by practising makers the course will teach highly specialist practical skills and knowledge for 3-Dimensional design.

Alongside your studio practice this course covers general art and design principles, history of design, drawing skills and colour theory. These contextual elements will enable you to develop and stretch your own individual creative expression.

Course activities include museum and gallery visits, liaison with trade and industry and exploration into the context of contemporary crafts practice in the 21st century. Using these experiences you will to access a relevant network and produce a portfolio of design work to prepare you for your next level of study or work.

RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Production & Business

Who is this course for?

A course for performers and producers aged 16+ who wish to develop practical skills for university and a career in the creative industries.  Students should have previous music experience at GCSE, Level 2, Grade 5 or similar.

What qualification will I receive?

On completion, you receive a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels.

Course length and timetable

A one-year full time programme, involving classes on 4 days per week during term-time. 

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A-C (or equivalent) and a successful audition.  Applicants should prepare for:
 • an interview
 • a portfolio presentation
 • an audition performance
 • a written assessment

Additional assistance for 16-19 years

In addition to the course units that make up your main qualification, students get assistance with Maths and English, tutorials, career advice and work experience placements.

How will I be assessed?

A combination of practical work, written assignments and group projects.


You can progress to our Level 3 Extended Diploma course, then apply to university or seek employment in the creative industries.  Take a look at which universities our students attend here and check out our success stories here.

“It was really good to have Albert in the studio today. Very talented! Would love to talk to you about potentially giving him a chance to have some more regular mentoring sessions at Kensaltown during the spring.”

—  Martin Terefe – Grammy Award winning producer, founder of Kensaltown Records

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

What does this qualification cover?
This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

Who is it suitable for?
All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old and those under 18 will be expected to be in college and placement full time, meeting the government requirements ( 2 full days a week in placement throughout the year plus English and maths if required)
Adults will be expected to complete 1 day a week voluntary or work placement

How is this qualification structured?
Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners will need to complete the 9 mandatory units, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits. Learners will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

How is it assessed?
The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

How many credits are required to complete it?

How long will it take to complete this qualification?
Learners can usually complete the qualification in 12/24 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management fo

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care Programme

What does this qualification cover?
This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.

Who is it suitable for?
Learners who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.

What work experience / placement is required
You will be expected to volunteer or work in a placement for one day a week over the year.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old and those under 19 will be expected to be in college and placement full time, meeting the government requirements ( 2 full days a week in placement throughout the year plus English and maths if required)
Adults will be expected to complete 1 day a week voluntary or work placement

How many credits are required to complete it?
Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.

How is it assessed?
All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Foundation Learning in Graphics, Media, Design & Craft Skills

This course provides a foundation for students aged 16-24 whose current level of skills development; specific learning difficulties or disabilities; or levels of literacy and/or numeracy require further improvement before they can be successfully accepted onto Level 2 study.

It combines the development an underpinning set of skills and knowledge, which can be transferred into any employment situation, and the completion of an with the opportunity to develop practical skills in one, or more, of the following areas.

  • Audio & Video production
  • Craft skills (Ceramics & Jewellery)
  • Interior Design & Drawing
  • Graphic Design

Students will usually have one, or more, of the following at entry –

  • Have attained GCSE English and maths at Grade 1, or 2
  • Have a documented Learning Difficulty or Disability which may be supported by an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Have limited/no experience of vocational study in their chosen area

For adult learners who are over the age of 24 (or over 19 without an EHCP) an alternative opportunity exists within the College’s Adult & Community Learning programme.

Access to Higher Education: Africana Studies

Africana Studies provides a critical examination of Africa and her diaspora. We have developed it as an extension of our African and Caribbean Studies module (offered on Humanities and Social Science pathways). Africana Studies is the only qualification of its type in Europe and has been developed in response to the limited accredited African/black related courses in the UK.

The course will provide you with a broad foundation and deeper-contextualisation of Africa and the global African/Black experience.

Who is this course for?

Those who wish to broaden their intellectual horizons by focusing on aspects of human and cultural development otherwise rendered invisible.
• Anyone who seeks to expand upon the normative ‘black history’ discourse in mainstream curricula
• If you are of African descent, this is a unique opportunity for you to explore your heritage and identity, and gain a qualification whilst doing so
• If you are not of African descent and plan to work in the social/public sector, this course will provide you with an expansive understanding of the factors that shape the African/black experience globally

Course contents

The diploma is made up of four modules (4 classes per week), contents include:

African Studies: Examines Africa as the cradle of humanity, pre-and post-colonial history, the consequences of Maafa (the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) in the continent, African women, African spiritual systems and resistance to imperialism (historical and contemporary).

Diasporic Studies: Surveys the forced migration of Africans to the Americas, resistance to it and the continuity of Africa in the Americas and Europe. Also, you will explore the work of black intellectuals, radicals and socio-cultural movements that have emerged in the 20th and 21st century. Additionally, students will examine the black presence and socio-cultural contributions to Europe.

Caribbean Studies: This module focuses on the shaping of the Caribbean as you will be critically assessing indigenous populations and the arrival of Europeans, Africans and Asians to the landscape through the lens of Maafa (The African Holocaust). You will also assess contemporary expressions of liberation through music, spirituality and literature.

Study Skills: You will focus on developing your academic discipline and effectiveness. We will support you in preparing a UCAS application and learn how to produce an independent academic research project.

Entry Requirements: At least one GCSE in English or Maths (Grades A-C).

What others have said about this course:

“The diploma allows students to engage with a number of very relevant contemporary issues as well as examining key historical events from a non-Eurocentric perspective” – SOAS University

“The need to decolonise the curriculum has never been more relevant and this is true with further as well as higher education. The diploma will allow students to explore contemporary issues with an excellent historical grounding” Dr Kehinde Andrews, Birmingham City University


UAL Diploma in Art and Design – Interior Design & Architecture – Level 2

This course runs over 2 days per week – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (3 days for students who are under 19).

This Interior Design offers an UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design qualification in Interior Design and Architecture in one year.

We have excellent links with Universities and employers due to our high standard of student work produced at the College.

Previous students have progressed into University, Level 3 courses or straight into work at design studios or their own businesses from this course.

Your tutor, Rubio, promotes diversity and an environmental awareness in design. The course is designed to develop your knowledge, confidence and new skills by working creativity.

This course will prepare you for the world of Interior Design as you work on exciting and challenging projects. You will also have the opportunity to progress further by building a professional and creative portfolio.

The course will stimulate your creativity and includes:

Contextual studies, conceptual design, styling for interiors, Visual communication, presentation skills, 3D design, model making, technical drawings, materials, Colour theory, upcycling and employability.

All the work over the year will be building up to the final year show at the end of the year. Your work will be on display for industry professionals to have a look, a perfect chance for networking.

Students will gain important skills and gain a Level 2 qualification from the UAL on completing the course.

success from our interior design students

Students from this academic year (2017-18) are progressing onto University.

Five students are progressing to study a BA (Hons) at top creative universities including:

  • UAL
  • Westminster University
  • Middlesex University
  • Metropolitan University.

Six students are progressing onto Level 3 & HNC Interior and Architecture at Kensington and Chelsea College. This will give them an added opportunity to work and study while adding to their portfolios.

Six students from the course are currently working in the industry and even gained placements before their course ended.

This course provides the foundations to pursue a career in Interior Design and Architecture. This course is very popular, so please contact to arrange an interview by e-mail:

Please check out other Interior Design and Architecture courses we have on offer here.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 2 – Fashion

This course provides an outstanding platform to progress onto higher level programmes both within Kensington and Chelsea College and beyond. Students are taught the fundamentals of fashion design, fashion illustration, graphics, textiles techniques, CAD, history of fashion, garment manipulation, pattern construction and general art design processes. This course also includes regular field trips to museums and galleries.

What does the course involve? You will learn an extensive range of fashion skills and develop your own ideas and personal ambitions. The first half of the course will provide you with basic skills and you will learn a variety of approaches to design. In the second half you will concentrate on portfolio preparation and producing exhibition pieces, to support progression to Level 3 or 4 study. This will enhance your design skills through challenging and exciting projects.
Teaching methods include formal instruction, practical work and demonstrations, lectures, seminars, discussions, pair and group work. Throughout the course you will visit exhibitions.

The course runs three days per week from 10.00am – 4.00pm for 34 weeks.