Patchwork & Quilting
Skill Stage 3
Course Overview

Intermediate 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.

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Course Features

12 Modules

Work your way through key tasks that contribute towards completion of 12 core modules

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Intermediate Skill level

You will need some patchwork and Quilting experience! However, we will cover the basics to perfect your skills.

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Students are allowed up to 2 years 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

Throughout this intermediate Patchwork and Quilting course, you will work through written and illustrated course materials. These are supplemented with ‘how to’ videos and online galleries.

Course Modules

There are around 360 hours of course content 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 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.

Aimed At

Our Skill Stage 3 accredited courses are aimed at students with some knowledge of Patchwork and Quilting. If you’re regularly completing projects using commercial patterns or kits and you have a fair, though not extensive understanding of different techniques, we’d categorise you as having more experience than a beginner.

If you’ve had an interest in Patchwork for a while, attended a workshop or course and regularly read around your craft (magazines, books, articles) then you’re probably ready to take this more advanced courses. 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. This intermediate Patchwork and Quilting course includes an entire module called professional practice, 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

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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