Hand Embroidery
Skill Stage 3
Course Overview

Intermediate Online Hand Embroidery Course

Enhance your Hand Embroidery skills with our Skill Stage 3 online hand embroidery course. This is a unique distance learning course giving you the chance to develop existing skills and previous knowledge of this popular and highly creative art form.  

If you’re interested in getting to grips with the basics, gaining an in-depth knowledge about Hand Embroidery, with valuable exposure to professional practice, such as creating a CV and presentation skills then this is the perfect course for you.

As a comprehensive City and Guilds accredited programme this course is nationally recognised for its high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

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Course Features

12 Modules

Work your way through 12 embroidery modules, each designed to teach new skills and provide a better understanding of your subject.

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Intermediate Skill level

For embroiderers with a little more study experience. If you have never studied before, we'd suggest our Skill Stage 2 Beginner's Hand Embroidery Course.

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Students are allowed up to 2 years to complete this course. Each module takes roughly 6-8 weeks to complete

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Course Details

Work your way through 12 individual modules each designed to teach a new skill and provide a better understanding of your subject. And because our courses are taught via distance learning through online materials and videos, you’ll find it easy to fit your studies around other on-going commitments.

Course Modules

There are around 360 hours of course content and materials split across 12 modules. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Delivery & Assessment

The course is supplied as a distance learning course where course materials and tutor assessments are delivered digitally and work is returned to your tutor via digital presentation.

Your coursework will be reviewed by your tutor and periodically by an Internal Quality Assessor, to ensure the appropriate quality standard is maintained. You will be provided with written feedback in a timely fashion (usually within 10 days) and, if needed, you will be able to re-submit altered work. You can contact your tutor at any time to request your work to date be reviewed and suggestions for future progress be made.

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Course Timescales

There is around 360 hours of online hand embroidery course content/materials and it is usual for students to take between 6-8 weeks to complete each module. Students can take up to 2 years to complete, however it is up to the individual student how quickly they wish to return work to their tutor for assessment.

A six-month contingency is available, to cover unforeseen issues such as illness, upon production of supporting documentation,  extending the course life to 30 months (2.5 years). The maximum for this extra contingency time is once during the course lifetime.

Aimed At

This course is aimed at crafters with a bit more embroidery experience.  If you’re regularly completing hand embroidery projects using commercial patterns or kits and you have a fair, though not extensive understanding of different stitch techniques, we’d categorise you as having more experience than a beginner.

If you’ve been interested in embroidery for a while, attended a workshop or course and regularly read around your craft (magazines, books, articles) then you’re probably ready to take these more advanced courses. The reason we say this is because our Skill Stage three courses are in-depth courses that require you to research, read and study your subject. We will obviously support you with tasks but some students may find this difficult without previous knowledge and experience of more formal education.

Our skill Stage 3 courses are also great for those with a business ambition. Our course includes an entire module called professional practise, which is aimed at getting you business ready. We teach valuable industry skills to really give you that professional, competitive edge.

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Student Reviews

Hear from our recent graduates

Sally-Ann Duffy Hand Embroidery Graduate

"The course has given me a confidence in my creative ability, and I have taught a series of workshops in a local secondary school showing the students the benefits of sewing, at a national environmental centre where I also exhibited and created a piece of textile art from recycled materials for them. I was also asked to showcase my work at a local women’s group and plan more workshops in the future."

Sally-Ann Duffy - Hand Embroidery

Steph Yates Hand Embroidery Graduate

"Having to carry out research and then experiment with designing samples and items has been fantastic and I really feel I now have the confidence to develop an idea from an initial concept to a final piece. I have really enjoyed a number of techniques I might never have tried otherwise; blackwork and goldwork are definitely things I will revisit."

Steph Yates - Hand Embroidery

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Machine Embroidery Skill Stage 3

Level: Intermediate
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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1-2 years

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1-2 years

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If you wish to study with us you will need to enrol on enrolment day. 

We only open enrolment to new students every 3-4 months and only those that have previously ‘registered their interest’ will be invited to enrol. 

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