Drawing Skills SCQF 5 (Auchtertyre and Fort William) NPA

What is special about this course?

You will be able to gain practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of a range of drawing skills and techniques for art and design applications. You will also acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of drawing applications through practical experimentation.

See student work at our Creative Student Showcase 2022

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone wishing to gain a formal introduction to drawing skills. It is a course suitable for beginners, or those with limited experience of art and design study, looking to enter further education at an introductory level, or looking to study for leisure. It is also suitable for those returning to college after an absence from study or those wishing to develop a portfolio for application to higher FE level / HE level study.

On completion you will achieve a National Progression Award in Art and Design at SCQF Level 5, comprising the following 3 units:

  • Drawing and Drawing Media
  • Drawing Skills – Analytical Drawing
  • Art and Design: Location Drawing – Local Environment

You will also choose 2 optional units based on your own skills and preferences.



There is a materials fee for this course that covers basic materials which can be supplemented as desired. This will be confirmed on application to this course.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Leisure

How long will my course last?

34 Weeks

September to June on Thursdays in Fort William and Auchtertyre

Where can I study my course?

    • Auchtertyre
    • Fort William
    • Portree


Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

Additional costs

The cost of this course is £270.
Part-time - per NC single credit unit - Scottish Students £90

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course provides good progression routes for further study in art and design sectors, working towards being a professional artist as well as the development of a portfolio for application to higher FE and HE level study including the part-time Contemporary Art Practice HNC.

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