This short course in printmaking is a practical studio based programme and combines structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will learn to work in the light and the well-equipped print studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery while gaining a good overview of Drypoint and Monoprinting techniques.
This stimulating level 2 qualification is for anyone with a good grounding in maths who needs a GCSE for employment, further study, teacher training or personal development. Topics covered include graphs and geometry, statistics and algebra. If you feel confident about your maths skills and want a qualification then this is the course for you. The course is suitable for those who have never taken GCSE before as well as those who have previously achieved a grade D. You will be required to take a test to make sure that you skills are right for a successful year’s study at this level.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C
The Higher National Diploma Fine Art, Level 5, part time course runs one day per week over two years and is the 2nd year continuation of the Higher National Certificate, Level 4. This course is equivalent to the 2nd year of an art school degree.
• The HND specialises in Fine Art and works to develop each student’s individual practice. Students can pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video and printmaking. Students often access to enrichment classes and other courses within the college e.g. photography, ceramics and life drawing.
• Tutors are practising artists and include: Greg Rook, Erika Winstone, Jane Eyton, Matthew Kolakowski and others. Specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course.
• Underpinning the course are units in Contextual Studies (contemporary art context) and Professional Practice.
• Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects.
• There is an opportunity to show work in four exhibitions during the course.
• Good sized on site storage space, flexible, bookable work spaces and lots of tutor contact.
• All students have a personal tutor who will offer advice, guidance and feedback and steer you through the processes of applying to HE or progressing further.
• The course consists of 6 units.
For those with a keen interest in fashion, this course covers a different area of millinery each term, such as felt hat making, working with straws and sinanay, trimmings etc. this is a mixed level group suitable for intermediate to advanced in millinery.
In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing.
This one year level 2 course takes place at Kensington Centre two days a week – Monday and Tuesday or our Chelsea Centre on Thursday and Fridays. You will be introduced to all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.
You will be required to complete 250 hours in placement or work (12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate a willingness and competence at assistant level in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this.
What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good English to take the course, and an interest in working with children.
What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work in early years but must be supervised at all times. You can then apply to attend the level 3 course (there is no automatic entry)
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 12 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 2
You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in the classroom
This level 1 full-time pathway in Art, Design and Media course is ideal for anyone with little or no knowledge of these subjects who wishes to learn vocational skills in these exciting subject areas. Students will learn about graphic design, drawing, photography, glass production techniques and how to use a DSLR video camera, alongside a range of more traditional skills such as creating mood boards and developing a sketchbook. Whilst studying on the course students will also learn and explore the creative media sector and conduct research for media projects. Successful students will have the opportunity to progress to the UAL Level 2 Art & Design or Creative Media Production pathways.
Have you ever been intrigued by the many buttons on your camera and baffled by the jargon in the instruction manual? If this is the case our level 2 photography programme is just right for you.
As well as learning about how to take control of your camera, you will be introduced to many other aspects of photography such as lighting, composition, traditional darkroom and digital editing. You will also be able to use our great resources and facilities in the process.
You will receive introductions to past and contemporary practices in photography to help you on the way to becoming a serious amateur or perhaps even a professional. In this respect you may be able to progress onto our more advanced programmes such as the National Diploma or the HNC.
Following your application you will be invited for an interview where you can get more detailed information and discuss your own requirements. You do not need to have a lot of previous experience in photography but it will be useful for you to discuss and demonstrate your interest in photography
Please note that in order to be considered for a place you need to have access to a DSLR camera and to have a good level of English & Maths. As this course leads to a qualification you will also need to dedicate an extra day per week for the completion of research and homework.
This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some pattern cutting techniques.
Improve Your Pronunciation Stage 1 is for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level learners of English and it focuses mainly on vowel sounds but not exclusively.As with all the Pronunciation courses at KCC, we design our courses with your needs in mind, paying special attention to those aspects of English pronunciation that differ from those in your first language; We will identify and work on the areas of pronunciation you have most difficulty with and will provide you with solutions and strategies which will make a big difference when trying to sound English and communicate with others.
The AAT Accounting qualification at Level 3 gives you the skills to work in a wide range of accounting and finance positions and is recognised in many countries around the world. The course is designed for people who wish to improve their career prospects by gaining professional qualifications in accounting and finance. The content for the Level 3 Diploma for Accounting Technicians Skills includes: administrative and management processes, preparing final accounts for small businesses, cost accounting recording, preparing reports and returns. This course comprises a total of six modules. .Entry Requirements GCSE Grade C English (or equivalent) and GCSE Grade C Maths (or equivalent).Successful completion of AAT Accounting Certificate/Foundation NVQ (Level 2) or equivalent Level 2 Accounting qualification and AAT Registered. Please note all learners enrolling on the AAT courses are required have AAT student membership (fees apply). Registering as a student member with AAT will allow you to: Study with your training provider (KCC), Sit AAT assessments and access a host of resources to help with your studies and career progression. We advise that you register with AAT as soon as you enrol to avoid any delays in taking your assessments.
Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study nursing this is the course for you.
This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building upon your learning and experience. Pathways in the following subjects can be selected in term 2: fashion design, textile design and communications. You will be encouraged to learn through exploration and discovery and develop an understanding of a variety of processes and concepts. The practical nature of the course is underpinned with historical and contextual studies, visits to museums and galleries, lectures and project work.
Students for foundation diplomas are normally expected to possess four GCSEs, grade 4 or above, including English & Maths.
English Language Requirements for overseas students:
IELTS level 5.0 or above, with at least 4.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Students are also normally expected to have one of the following:
• One A-level, Grade C or above in relevant subject area
• Or equivalent Level 3/EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Certificates – two at ‘Higher Level’ and one at ‘Standard Level’ – all Grade 4 or above.
• Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.
Students are requested to attend an interview with a portfolio of current work that demonstrates ability in research skills, drawing, creative thinking and problem solving skills and an interest in art, design or related subjects including textiles or photography.
On successful completion of the course, most students continue their studies on university degree programmes. We have 100% success rate in placing students on the most prestigious courses in the UK and beyond, including Central Saint Martins, Westminster, Kingston, London College of Fashion and Royal Academy, Antwerp.
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Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing with the life model as subject. The formal concerns of line, tone, shape, form and rhythm are explored.
Learn some basic processes of hat making in order to creat your own hats.
This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Create a floor plan drawing of a contemporary apartment using the tools explored in Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Basic Drawing Skills course.
– Create interior elevations. Add colour and silhouette figures.
– Use the graphic attributes tool to add texture and patterns to your drawings.
– Use furniture symbols from Vectorworks library and create your own.
– Prepare drawings for presentation using Viewports.