Course Overview

City and Guilds Accredited Patchwork and Quilting Course

Enhance your Patchwork and Quilting skills with our Skill Stage 3 Patchwork and Quilting course. Throughout this in-depth distance learning course you’ll get the chance to develop any existing skills, work towards developing your own personal style and creativity, as well as gaining some valuable professional practice, such as creating a CV and presentation skills.


As a comprehensive City and Guilds accredited programme there are 12 modules to complete and each one focuses on giving you a better understanding of your subject while experimenting with new techniques. Our accredited courses are recognised for their high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.


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 and video content with full support from our dedicated expert tutors

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Course Highlights

Suitable for absolute beginners.

Learn machine sewn Patchwork and Quilting basics including, four and nine patch, triangles, log cabin and rotary cutting.

Explore more advanced techniques such as slashed and layered, curved Seam, folded star, cathedral window, crazy and English piecing.

Develop your knowledge of specialist applique techniques such as reverse, basic, hawaiian, stained glass, baltimore.

Get proficient at edging and finishing techniques so that you can finish pieces to a high standard.

Learn hand sewn Patchwork and Quilting techniques such as using templates, hand piecing and English Quilting.

Create two sample folios containing traditional and contemporary techniques and stitch samples.

Create your own design folio containing all of your designs, research and inspiration. This is a valuable folio which will help you to develop own personal styles and techniques.

Gain professional practise – produce a CV and professional profile, cost items, compile a business plan and present work for promotional purposes online.


There is around 360 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, if needed, to cover unforeseen issues such as illness, upon production of supporting documentation, which would therefore extend the course life to 30 months (2.5 years). The maximum for this extra contingency time is once during the course lifetime.

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Delivery and 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.

Assessment of the Patchwork and Quilting course

How Do I Enrol?

Students can enrol for this course during the enrolment period. We hold 3-4 enrolment days throughout the year for new students. If you would like to enrol, simply express your interest to receive information about your course, exclusive interviews with our tutors and information about our existing students and graduates who are already achieving so much.

What you need to do now

Remember that only those who have previously ‘expressed an interest’ will be invited to enrol when it opens. Express your interest now to receive a full brochure including prices and a detailed overview about the tasks included in each module.

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