Art, Design and Fashion

Traineeship Graphic Design Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start times throughout the year and will take 16 weeks to complete.

Entry requirements
  • You must be aged 16-24 and qualified below a full Level 3
  • You are not currently in employment and have little work experience, but you are focused on work or the prospect of it
  • You will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme
You will achieve

You will achieve:

  • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills
  • Level 1 Award in Graphic Design


Last updated: 25th November 2017

Course overview

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for to get an Apprenticeship or other job, within six months of starting the course.
The Graphic Design Traineeship provides a rounded experience of this sector, allowing you to identify the pathway that best suits your skills and strengths.


Course content

  • Self-Development for your career
  • Job search and application forms – paper based and on line
  • CV Building, Covering Letter and E Mailing
  • Interview techniques – positively selling yourself
  • Qualities and attitudes needed by employees
  • Communication, body language and vocal qualities
  • Customer service techniques

You will study units from the list below:

  • Explore graphic processes materials and techniques
  • Explore sources of ideas in a graphic design context
  • Explore and develop graphic design ideas
  • Produce and present final graphic outcomes
  • Job search skills
  • Job application skills
  • Presenting yourself for work

You will also study:

  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths

What equipment will I need?

  • All equipment will be provided
  • Travel expenses will be met by Barnsley College
  • Meals will not be provided

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto a paid role, potentially an apprenticeship, in graphic design or an associated field.

You could progress onto the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Design or apply for job roles including:

  • Junior Designer

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Traineeship Graphic Design Level 1 Full-time