Art and Design (Foundation diploma)

Foundation Diploma


A Vocational Diploma is a full-time course that provides a more practical approach by applying learning to real-life situations, any of our vocational courses feature a work experience placement, designed to provide you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills.


Coursework (100%)

Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Entry requirements:

Aged 18+ with four GCSEs at grade C or above, and at least one A Level to include an Art & Design subject. Mature students with experience will be considered on merit. Applicants are required to bring a portfolio to interview. 

Exam board: Edexcel

Purchase of materials plus optional visits to exhibitions. There is an annual £40 studio fee to cover the cost of specialised equipment. 

Programme leader:

Rose Bramwell

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


This course is excellent preparation for those wanting to enter the industry and employment. 

Higher education

This course is an accepted qualification for entry into art college or university, with students going on to study a range of related subjects including architecture, fine art, illustration, photography, graphic design, visualisation and animation, product design and fashion and textiles.

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