Machine Embroidery
Skill Stage 3

Machine Embroidery Course

Advance your Machine Embroidery skills and techniques with our Skill Stage 4 Machine Embroidery online course. This course has been specifically designed for more experienced artists.  Ideally, you will have completed the Skill Stage 3 (or Level 3) Machine Embroidery course or have demonstrable experience of creating a variety of different projects and pieces. 

Throughout your course you’ll be supported by our expert tutors who will aim to assist your personal development.  You will focus on conducting your own personal research, develop your skills, explore new ideas and ultimately form a collection of work at a professional level.

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 Machine Embroidery modules each designed to teach new skills and provide a better understanding of your subject.

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Advanced Skill level

For Machine Embroidery students with a little more study experience. Perfect for emerging artists, makers and designers.

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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

This advanced machine embroidery course consists of 12 modules which focus on getting students to develop their own style and designs, while giving students valuable professional practice. As a City and Guilds accredited course, this is a comprehensive online Machine Embroidery course. Not only will you teach essential techniques, you’ll also enhance your own creativity and design skills.

Course Modules

There are around 410 hours of course content and materials split across 12 modules. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Delivery & Assessment

This machine embroidery 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 410 hours of 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, the course which allows students to work at their own pace. 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 City and Guilds accredited Machine Embroidery course is an advanced study programme aimed at crafters and artists who want to enhance their skills and commercialise their work. Ideally students will have a lot of demonstrable machine embroidery experience or must have previously completed our Skill Stage 3 course. At this level students will be able to continue developing personal research and technical skills to form a unique collection of work at a professional level.

Courses at this level provide students with an opportunity to develop their own individual style, experiment with ideas and develop their technical skills to form a collection of work at a professional level.

If you haven’t previously completed a Level 3 or Skill Stage 3 course then please do check with us first before enrolling onto this course.

Courses at this level again include a Professional Practise module making them great for craft business owners. Whether you teach classes, run a craft store or sell your own products you’ll be taught valuable business and marketing skills including working to client briefs, establishing costing models and how to promote your business and services.

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Student Reviews

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Cathy Howe Machine Embroidery graduate

"If you're thinking of doing a course, Go for it! Push yourself and dare to find out how far you can go."

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Myra Velk Machine Embroidery graduate

"My advice to anybody considering a course with the School of Stitched Textiles is to just do it. I spent months mulling it over, should I or shouldn’t I, was I good enough or would I struggle with the course. Everyone is so helpful and encouraging. I enjoyed it so much I wish I had done it sooner."

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