Learn to Make! Introduction to Craft Projects for Self-Employment (classroom-based)
Preston Road Adult Education Centre
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This online course is aimed at entry level and focuses on building confidence through making projects. It intends to teach you craft projects that can be replicated in the future as personalised gifts. ‘Learn to Make’ introduces decorating techniques, the concept of placement and refining skills as well as some technical knowledge, enabling you to produce a project that is good enough to sell!
Access to IT, as the class will take place virtually using Google Classroom suite, and access to basic craft supplies such as acrylic paints, fine line pen, scissors, craft knife and ruler, backing card, decorative hanging twine etc. The tutor will mount her finished piece in a 10×10 box frame, but it is up to you if you choose to do this.
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349
We will learn practically by creating two led projects together over the course. At the end of the course the physical projects are yours to keep.
During this online course we will develop two tutor- led projects that are currently very fashionable to purchase online as gifts. We will undertake market research to understand where they are available, how they are made and the price ranges they sell for. We will then create our own version as a project in class.
These project will require you to develop knowledge of the qualities of different craft materials and products and optimum ways to utilise them. This will lead to you developing the knowledge sequentially, giving you the confidence to use your ‘toolbox’ of skills independently.
This course aims to help you to become confident enough to re-create those projects again by developing:
- Analytical skills helping you to continue to develop your skills further
- Market research skills
- An awareness of where and how people sell online
- The ability to produce custom personalisations
- An awareness of material sourcing
- Placement skills
This course is assessed through RARPA.
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.
You will receive guidance and support identifying and setting individual targets, feedback along your creative journey and support to achieve your aims.
Where can it lead?
Once you have built up your confidence and skills the world of progression opens up to you. 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.