Textiles
Skill Stage 3
Course Overview

Intermediate Textiles
Course

Enhance your Textiles skills with our Skill Stage 3 online Textiles course. This is a unique distance learning course giving you the chance to develop existing skills and previous knowledge of this diverse and highly creative craft. If you’re interested in getting to grips with the basics of Machine Embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting, gaining an in-depth knowledge with valuable exposure to professional practice, such as creating a CV and presentation skills then this is the perfect course for you. 

As a comprehensive City and Guilds accredited programme this course 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. 

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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 or machine embroidery experience! However, we will cover the basics to perfect your skills.

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Duration

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 textiles 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

This intermediate Textiles skill stage 3 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. You’ll also get the chance to develop your business skills with a unique module called Professional Practise.

Course Modules

There are around 360 hours of textile art 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 either Patchwork and Quilting or Machine Embroidery. 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, textiles or machine embroidery 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 Textiles 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

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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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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