Skill Stage 2
Course Overview

Accredited Beginner's

Learn a range of Textiles techniques, including Machine Embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting with our Skill Stage 2 Beginner’s 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.

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Course Features

4 Modules

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

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Beginner Skill level

You don't need any experience in Textiles! This will be covered, making it perfect 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

Our unique beginner’s 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. 

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 beginners. If you’ve only ever made a few projects by following patterns or perhaps 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 this Textiles 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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Vaness thorpe beginner's textiles course graduate

"The most helpful thing I have taken away from the course has definitely been the confidence I have gained. I now have the confidence to create my own original pieces of artwork. I would recommend any course especially if you’re interested in gaining a new creative skill or developing existing skills."

Vanessa Thorpe - Textiles

Graduate review from textile course graduate, Ann Holliday

"You learn so much more than you thought. The design process, improving your skills and developing your own personal style. The enjoyment of achievement and having the confidence to produce beautiful pieces of work. If you want or need to do this course, you must do it!"

Ann Holliday - Textiles

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