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Pre-Access — Art, Design and Fashion – Part-Time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are 19+ and want to develop your artistic skills and knowledge and you can commit to study in College for 2 days a week.

This course will run throughout the year for 30 weeks. If you are looking for shorter courses we offer a range of 10 week courses for 19+ students.

This is a practical course which will introduce you to a wide range of workshops in; drawing, painting, print-making, textiles, 3D, design skills and creative digital skills.

You will visit local galleries and explore the Creative Industries in Nottingham to broaden your knowledge and inspire your ideas.

Alongside the practical work you will gain transferable study skills in:

  • Research
  • Annotation
  • Planning
  • Time management
  • Presentation
  • Reflection and evaluation
  • Team work
  • Organisation

These skills will support your plans for progression.

The course is designed to help equip learners with the confidence and skills to move towards personal goals and progression onto the full-time Access to Art, Design and Fashion Course.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
25 Stoney Street

Start: Monday 23rd September 2024

End: Tuesday 3rd June 2025

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Fees shown are based on 2023/24. Fees for 2024/25 are yet to be confirmed.

Tuition fee: £975

Course code: C038499 / Q038500


College certificate


30 weeks

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

This course is for students 19+ who have an interest in developing their creative skills and knowledge.

You must have:

  • English Qualification at Level 1/GCSE Grade 3
  • Maths Qualification at Level 1/GCSE Grade 3
  • Evidence of drawings/artwork and an interest in art and design

You will be invited for an informal interview with an art and design tutor to discuss the course. Please bring some recent examples of your creative art work to the interview.

Teaching & assessment

There is ongoing feedback to support your progress with key assessment points.

On completion of the course you will receive a College Certificate.


After this course you will be able to consider next steps including an application to the Access to Higher Education: Art, Design and Fashion full-time programme.

Additional information

Please wear practical clothes.

A basic range of materials is provided, however, we recommend all students purchase their own sketchbook, which is available at the Art Shop based on site.