Art and Design Courses
Start Date
Full Time

Foundation Learning courses are for young people with few qualifications and designed to give you the skills to progress to Level 2.

You will study a variety of subjects such as exploring 2 dimensions, discovering 3 dimensions, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, creating surface relief, 3D design crafts and 3D design. You will create personal projects and study functional skills in English and maths.

This course is primarily aimed at school leavers and 16-18 year olds.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Exploring 2 dimensions
    • Discovering 3 dimensions
    • A project in 2 or 3 dimensions
    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Printmaking
    • Mixed media
    • Creating surface relief
    • 3D design crafts
    • 3D design
    • A personal project

    You will also study functional skills in English and maths and you will have a weekly tutorial.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees


  • Entry Requirements
    None, but you will have an assessment and interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    If you successfully complete all the modules, you can go on to Level 2 Art and Design or another Level 2 course.

  • Assessment Method

    Assessment is through assignment based work. The emphasis is on practical work, although there is a certain amount of written work required.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 1

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

UAL Level 1 Award/Diploma


Catharine Frediani
Photography and Digital Imaging

“I really like to stay creative in my personal life as well as at work and I try to exhibit my artwork at least once a year.”

Catharine Frediani

Cherica Haye
L3 Art and Design

Since leaving West Thames College, Cherica has worked with Jaguar Land Rover and most recently luxury car manufacturer Rolls Royce designing the car interiors.

Cherica Haye
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