How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical requiring a degree of manual dexterity and students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need:
-A pen, pencil, rubber and notebook
-Scissors, pins and tape measure
- You may wish to bring your own sewing machine.
A full list of materials needed will be provided shortly, please ensure we have your email address to forward this on.
What can I do next?
You will be able to take further courses at Improvers level or specific skills courses such as 'Using an Overlocker'. Your tutor will be able to advise you on the appropriate next steps.
What do I need to join the course
Some previous clothesmaking sewing experience would be useful. Students will need to be able to thread and sew a straight seam unassisted on a sewing machine.