Textiles Skill Stage 3

Course Overview

City and Guilds Accredited Textiles Course – SS3

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  highly creative craft. Gain valuable insight into the two crafts of Machine Embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting while developing your sense of style and creativity. 

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 6 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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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at beginners as well as students with some Textiles, Patchwork & Quilting or Machine Embroidery knowledge. Although previous experience isn’t a requirement for the course some students may find it a little more challenging than our Skill stage 2 course as there are more modules to complete.  

 If you’re interested in getting to grips with the basics, gaining an in-depth knowledge about Textiles, with valuable exposure to completing two finished pieces to a high standard then this is the perfect course for you. Additionally, our students can learn online in their own time, fitting their studies around other commitments such as family and work, allowing you to learn at your own pace.


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.

Learn Machine Embroidery basics including straight stitch, swing needle, free machine embroidery and work with dense and experimental stitches.

Learn more advanced techniques basic and reverse applique, couching, whip, moss, cable and feather stitch samples.

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 two samples folio containing traditional and contemporary techniques samples.

Complete two finished items including a patchwork and quilting panel and a machine embroidery 3D item.


There is around 290 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 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 30 months (2.5 years). The maximum for this extra contingency time is once during the course lifetime.

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.

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.

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