Sewing & Textiles Level 2

This course requires you to follow an application process.

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Course code: 24C311

Challenge yourself to learn more complex skills to make garments, accessories or home interior items to a professional standard. You will be introduced to the idea of self-employment and the potential of making money from your new skills.  

when

Dates

From 16 Sep 2024 to 07 Jul 2025
Mon 09:30-12:30

34 weeks

16 Sep 2024

09:30 to 12:30

23 Sep 2024

09:30 to 12:30

30 Sep 2024

09:30 to 12:30

07 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

14 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

21 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

04 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

11 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

18 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

25 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

02 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

09 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

16 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

13 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

20 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

27 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

03 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

10 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

24 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

03 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

10 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

17 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

24 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

31 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

07 Apr 2025

09:30 to 12:30

28 Apr 2025

09:30 to 12:30

12 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

19 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

02 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

09 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

16 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

23 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

30 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

07 Jul 2025

09:30 to 12:30

where

CITY LEARNING QUARTER 

Old Hall Street

Wolverhampton
WV1 3AU


fees

Fees and concessions

total  total fee  for  this  course: £586.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £524.50  (

Fee concessions will be discussed on application, many students do not have to pay a course fee.

) . £61.5  for exam fees

who

Wolverhampton Adult Education Service

enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Course details

<p>Do you want to be an individual by creating your own garments from scratch?</p>

<p>Would you like to be self-employed or work in the creative industries?</p>

<p>We offer a range of courses from Entry Level to Level 2 that will help you reach your goal.</p>

<p><strong>Sewing and Textiles - an introduction</strong> - Develop your creative passion with this short beginner’s sewing and textiles course. It will provide you with the skills to explore fashion and textile design ideas to make simple garments, accessories or home interior items. You will be able to learn how to use a sewing machine and its accessories.</p>

<p><strong>Sewing and Textiles Level 1</strong>  is a year-long course that will provide you with the opportunity to explore design skills to make simple garments, accessories and home interior items in more detail.  You will be able to learn more about using the sewing machine and you will learn about the elements of design including use of colour, line and texture. </p>

<p><strong>Sewing and Textiles Level 2</strong> will provide you with the opportunity to explore design skills to make more complex garments, accessories and home interior items.  You will be able to learn more about using the sewing machine and you will learn about the elements of design including use of colour, line and texture.  You will also have the opportunity to explore opportunities for employment and self-employment.</p>

Course requirements

<p>Entry to these courses starts with an informal meeting with your teacher. You will need to have a good use of English for each course level. There will be an opportunity to join a separate English and/or maths skills class if you do not already have a Level 2 qualification in these subjects.</p>

<p>You will need 100% attendance throughout the course to successfully achieve.</p>

Location

<p>City Learning Quarter, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU.</p>

What are the benefits of this course?

<p> </p>

<ul>
<li>It is a valuable skill for creating custom clothing, repairing damaged garments, and personalising various fabric items.  Additionally, sewing can be a creative and artistic outlet for those interested in textile design and crafts.</li>
</ul>

<p>These qualifications will provide an opportunity to gain practical skills in creative craft. They will:</p>

<ul>
<li>Introduce you to craft and design materials</li>
<li>Allow you to combine materials to create an art or craft item whilst working safely</li>
<li>Help you use materials, tools and equipment correctly and safely</li>
<li>Develop an understanding of health and safety considerations in the creative environment</li>
<li>Give you opportunities to investigate creative enterprise and employment opportunities in the creative sector</li>
<li>Help you to develop analytical and research skills</li>
<li>Evaluate your own work and develop ideas further</li>
<li>Provide you with a basis for progression into further study in craft-related areas</li>
<li>You will study in an adult environment with support from a dedicated student services team</li>
<li>You will meet new people, develop your networks and your confidence</li>
<li>Many students will be able to access financial support e.g., course fees, resources, travel, childcare, laptop loan</li>
<li>All the teachers are experts in their subject, fully qualified and experienced
<ul>
<li>We get excellent feedback from students</li>
<li>You will be given a FREE Microsoft Office 365 account including access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>

How will I learn?

<p>Most sessions will be delivered face-to-face. There will be planned lessons, discussions, group activities,  research, tutorials, and demonstrations followed by practical activities giving you the best experience and prepare you in the best way for a move onto the next level of course or into employment. In addition there may be online sessions where you will learn to use Microsoft Teams.  Up to 25% of your course will be independent learning that will involve you carrying out activities outside of the classroom.</p>

<p>Learning support is available if you have a learning disability, let us know on your application if you require support.</p>

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

<p>Assessment takes place throughout your study in the form of written assignments and the production of a range of items. Your teacher will negotiate assessment plans with you on a regular basis and will give you feedback on how well you are doing.</p>

<p>You will have an Individual Learning Plan which will be used to record your targets and progress. There are no examinations; you will put together a portfolio of evidence that will be assessed by your teacher and moderated externally.</p>

Are there any additional costs?

<p>For many students the course will be free. Student services will check your eligibility for funding. </p>

<p>You will need to supply your own writing materials such as pens, paper and folders and you will need to provide textile resources including fabric and thread and have access to a sewing kit, your teacher will advise you in your first session. If you do not have a computer or laptop but need to use one for your learning you may be able to loan a laptop and a MiFi dongle to enable you to learn at home.</p>

<p>For information about support with travel, childcare or resource costs please contact Student Services on 01902 551658 or 01902 558180 or email <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhamptonn.gov.uk">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> to check eligibility.</p>

What qualification will I get?

<p>On successful achievment of your course you will be awarded one of the following:</p>

<p>NCFE Entry Level Award in Creative Craft</p>

<p>NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft</p>

<p>NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft</p>

What will I be able to do after this course?

<ul>
<li>Progression to the next level creative craft course.</li>
<li>You may wish to broaden your skills in other areas such as English, maths or digital skills.</li>
</ul>

<p>Successful achievement of the course may lead to a variety of employment opportunities including:</p>

<ul>
<li>Self-employed designer/garment maker (£ variable)</li>
<li>Sewing machinist (£15,500 to £21,000)</li>
<li>Costume designer (£23,000 to 35,000) – following completion of a degree course</li>
<li>Fashion Designer (£20,000 to £40,000) – following completion of a degree course</li>
</ul>

<p>*Salary information is taken from the National Careers Service March 2024*</p>

Further information

<p>For further information or for careers or educational advice please contact our Student Gateway:</p>

<p>01902 558180 | <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> | <a href="http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk">www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a></p>