Fundamental UK Values with Banner Making

Ref: C3840555

The course is designed to give students a flavour of the range of techniques which can be used in banner making. One session will be a visit to the People's History Museum for inspiration and to appreciate the history and purpose of banners in the past.

Course aim

To work in groups to research and design banners that promote the 4 themes of WEA including Employability, Health and Wellbeing , Community Engagement and Culture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand health and safety rules
  • Use hand sewing techniques as well as Use sewing machine techniques
  • Cut shapes from fabric
  • Bond one fabric to another using an iron
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the purpose and history of banners,

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Fundamental UK Values with Banner Making Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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