Creative Crafts Gateway Entry Level 3 Qualification (classroom-based)

Creative Crafts Gateway Entry Level 3 Qualification (classroom-based)

Duration: 6 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Wednesday, 5.30-8.30pm
Course fees: FREE
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Preston Road Adult Education Centre on 01482 616 580

Course Aims

Have you always fancied having a go at pottery? Did the Great Pottery Throw Down look so much fun? In that case you will love this course!

Our new course is aimed at encouraging beginners and budding enthusiasts to come and join in. You will gain experience of working with clay. This course will introduce you to basic techniques for working with clay, developing creative skills and enabling you to become a budding potter and gaining a qualification in the process!

Entry Requirements

Access to IT as the course will be supported using Google Classroom Suite

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call The Preston Road Adult Education Centre on 01482 616 580

Course Content

With specialist support from an experienced potter, you’ll be introduced to throwing on the potter’s wheel. You’ll learn essential tips, skills and techniques for working with clay and how to apply decorating underglaze stains and glazes to help you achieve your creative goals.

You will be introduced to the basics of throwing, learning to centre the clay, making cylinders and bowls and learn hand-building skills by creating your own bespoke lantern for either the garden or home.

This course will take place in a dedicated, covid safe, ceramics studio that is well resourced, and offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the wonder that is clay! It is the perfect place to get started on a new skill, or build on what you already know.

You will produce your very own unique pots, which will be fired for you to keep.  You will be asked to collect your work from Preston Road Adult Education Centre at a later date.

Book now to avoid disappointment as there are only 8 places available on this course to ensure easy social distancing.

Assessment Method

This course is assessed through RARPA and you will receive guidance and support identifying and setting individual targets, feedback along your creative journey and support to achieve your aims.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning.  It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

Once you have built up your confidence and skills the world of progression opens up to you with future progression on to Potter in the Making, Gateway Qualifications such as Creative Craft Level 1. You can progress on to accredited pottery classes or even stretch your craft skills by enrolling on to other courses which interest you, learning new skills and gaining great highlights to add to your CV. New courses and skills give you interesting talking points and can show diverse interests and skills which all help when in an interview.

Progression routes to gateway qualifications are open to you once you have completed this course.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.  Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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