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Craft & Design – Ceramics Maker T Level

During the 2-year programme, you will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry into a range of craft and design occupations.

You will also have 45-60 days in an external industry placement with an employer, which will ensure that you develop and deepen your technical knowledge and skills, as well as behaviours appropriate to the profession.

Your tutors and you will work closely with employers, and you, to support your development of knowledge and skills to be able to progress into the craft and design profession.
Equivalent to three A Levels, they enable progression to a range of Craft and Design undergraduate degrees, apprenticeships, or direct employment.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
2 Years
Level 3
Course Level

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including English & maths
  • Applicants will also need to attend an interview to assess suitability for the course

What you will study

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • the creative economy
  • the individual in the creative industries
  • cultural context and vocabulary
  • audience and consumer needs
  • legal and regulatory requirements
  • professional standards and conduct in the workplace
  • equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • research skills
  • project methodology and administration
  • continued professional development


  • Ceramics maker – Students will develop an appreciation of the different settings: studio potter or pottery in an industrial setting and related processes, tools, techniques and materials. They will explore different processes, techniques, tools and materials before specialising in a selected area.

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Undergraduate degrees
  • Apprenticeships


  • Dressmaker
  • Tailor
  • Wardrobe Assistant
  • Fashion Design Assistant
  • 3D Ceramics
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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