Patchwork & Quilting
Skill Stage 4
Course Overview

Advanced Patchwork & Quilting Course

Advance your Patchwork and Quilting skills and techniques with our Skill Stage 4 course. This course has been designed specifically for more experienced students who are ready to expand on the techniques they have previously learnt to discover their own unique artistic voice and expression.

Ideally you will have completed the Skill Stage 3 (or Level 3) Patchwork and Quilting course or have demonstrable experience of Patchwork and Quilting across 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.

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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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Advanced Skill level

For quilters with a lot of technical knowledge and study experience, or students who have completed our Skill Stage 3 course.

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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

As a City and Guilds advanced patchwork and quilting course, it is nationally recognised for its high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

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

Delivery & Assessment

This advanced patchwork and quilting 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 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 City and Guilds accredited Patchwork and Quilting course is an advanced study programme aimed at quilters who want to enhance their skills and commercialise their work. Ideally, students will have a lot of demonstrable quilting 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.

Our skill Stage 4 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

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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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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