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Where will this course lead?

This course may lead you on to selling your craft items online or other business outlets.

What will I study?

Learn to develop: design ideas and planning, including who will use your end product, decision making, layout, colour coordination. You will learn crafting and technical skills together with soft skills to help you expand your knowledge of processing an initial craft idea to fruition.

Rejuvenate used items: paper, clothes, materials and cushions to containers and small pieces of furniture. Learn new skills that help with sustainability and could lead to small business opportunities.

Weeks 1-3 Making a Tray with Decoupage, or another object to decoupage. Please bring: old picture frame, hard board to size of outer picture frame, card, cardboard, twine, scissors, glue and pva glue, cellotape, apron, colourful wallpaper and magazines to cut up, colourful napkins, wrapping paper, clear acrylic varnish. Small hammer and tacks, wood glue. Your own A3 sketch pad, pencils, rubber, sharpener, pen, apron or old shirt to protect your clothes.

Weeks 4-8 Jewellery Making. Please bring: old, broken, discarded jewellery, jewellery findings and tools, other items and materials which will be discussed on Week 3 and 4 e.g. silver clay, polymer clay. If there is enough time: Christmas card or celebratory card designing and making.

How will this course be delivered?

This course delivered at Blossomfield Campus and is made up of terms of 8 weeks in duration. You will need to book on to each term.

What qualifications will I get?

This is a personal development class that could lead to small business opportunities and further art or crafting courses.

How will I be assessed?

On-going tutor assessment with time for self-reflection. No exams

How do I get a place on the course?

Please telephone: 0121 678 7000, option 2 for Enrolment Team. Otherwise, e-mail: enquiries@solihull.ac.uk and ensure you provide your name, telephone number, course title that you would like to attend.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be aged 19+.

A willingness to be inventive, learn new skills and enjoy being creative.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to provide your own materials, protective clothing from week 1.

What can I do after this course?

This course may be the first step towards a higher level programme or an employment or self-employment opportunity. You could also enrol on Art Workshop - Relaxation Course at the College on Woodlands Campus.

Whilst registered as a Solihull College Student: you have the benefit of access to the Careers Department who are able to give you information, advice and guidance on setting up your own business. Students on either of these courses will have the opportunity to attend an option 'start your own business' workshop, delivered by our Careers team.

Further opportunities to enrol on Distance Learning free courses, including:

Maths, English, Business Administration, Team Leader, Principles of Customer Service, Information, Advice & guidance. For the full list please follow this link: https://www.solihull.ac.uk/category/distance-learning/

 

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

06/10/2022

Day

Thursday

Time

13:30-15:30

Course Fee

£140 (for 10 weeks)

Course Code

CAABM92E001A

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

19/01/2023

Day

Thursday

Time

13:30-15:30

Course Fee

£140 (for 10 weeks)

Course Code

CAABM92E001W

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

27/04/2023

Day

Thursday

Time

13:30-15:30

Course Fee

£112 (for 8 weeks)

Course Code

CAABM92E001S

Study Mode

Part Time

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Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.