Course Overview

City and Guilds Accredited Textiles Course – SS2

Learn a range of techniques, including Machine Embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting with our Skill Stage 2 online Textiles course. Throughout this in-depth distance learning course, we’ll not only take you through the basics, you’ll also learn a variety of 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 focuses on developing your existing skills, whilst also introducing you to creative new techniques, which will carefully lead you through your course syllabus to a successful conclusion. Our accredited courses are recognised for their high standards of teaching 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, including video content, with full support from our dedicated expert tutors. Our unique

Textiles course will give you the ability to create a range of highly creative designs and finished pieces which could be machine embroidered and incorporate patchwork elements. 

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Course Highlights

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

Experiment with more advanced skills such as basic and reverse applique, couching, wrapping and innovative uses of automated stitch patterns as well as completion and finishing of a cushion project.

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.

Create your own sample folio containing traditional and contemporary techniques samples.

Learn edging and finishing techniques to finish pieces to a high standard.

Work towards creating your very first finished item including a patchwork panel and machine embroidered 3D item.


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.

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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.

Patchwork exhibition students work from the School of Stitched Textiles

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.