Patchwork & Quilting
Skill Stage 2
Course Overview

Accredited Beginner's Patchwork and Quilting Course

Discover the basic techniques of Patchwork & Quilting with our Skill Stage 2 Patchwork and Quilting course. Throughout this in-depth distance learning course you’ll learn a variety of hand and machine patchwork and quilting techniques allowing you to create pieces to a high standard while developing your individual style and creativity.

As a City and Guilds accredited course, each module will guide you through different skills and techniques, preparing you for final assessment. Our accredited courses are recognised for their high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

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Course Features

4 Modules

Work your way through key tasks for contribute towards completion of your modules

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Beginner Skill level

You don't need any patchwork and Quilting experience! We will cover all the basics, making it a perfect course for beginners

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Students are allowed up to 1 year to complete this course. Each modules takes roughly 6-8 weeks to complete

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Course Details

This is a distance learning course which can be studied from anywhere in the world. You will learn by working your way through our online course materials, including video content, with full support from our dedicated expert tutors

Patchwork and Quilting is a craft that offers learners the chance to learn and combine many skills and techniques, but above all lends itself to being a versatile and creative craft.

Course Modules

There are around 100-150 hours of course content split across 4 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 100-150 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 1 year 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, if needed, to cover unforeseen issues such as illness, upon production of supporting documentation, which would therefore extend the course life to 18 months (1.5 years). The maximum for this extra contingency time is once during the course lifetime.

Aimed At

Our Skill Stage 2 accredited courses are aimed at Patchwork and Quilting beginners. If you’ve only ever made a few projects by following patterns or you’ve only just found an interest in your new hobby, then we’d recommend that you study a Skill Stage 2 course. At this level our Patchwork and Quilting courses have been carefully designed to not only teach new techniques, but also introduce students to conducting research into artists or designers, and eventually learn how to create their own designs.

If you have already undertaken a few of the craft basics in this area, but rarely read around your subject or have limited experience of attending courses or exhibitions then a Skills Stage 2 course is probably going to be your best bet.

A Skills Stage 2 course will introduce you to the pleasures of immersing yourself in your chosen craft. Not only does this help you to develop your own style but it’s also an important way of discovering new trends and exploring favourite artists.

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Student Reviews

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Beginner's Patchwork and Quilting Course Graduate

"The only motivation was me. I wanted to do this and to challenge myself. I had no desire to do anything with it, but for my own sense of achievement. Sometimes you should just do things so you can say 'I did that'”.

Lou Petch - Patchwork & Quilting

Patchwork and quilting course piece created by Tessa Box, featuring a pink floral design

"What an enjoyable experience I’ve had learning all the new skills for quilting with a new sewing machine in tow. Free motion sewing took many hours of practice which I managed to master eventually giving me a new skill to be creative with."

Tessa Box - Patchwork & Quilting

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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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