Soft Furnishing with Employability Skills

Ref: C3841322

The course is for anyone who would like to develop basic skills to make a choice of soft furnishings, implementing these with the knowledge necessary for exploring self-employment opportunities. You will be given the chance to design and create individual items.

Course aim

Learn & develop sewing techniques, creating soft furnishings for the home with a range of methods, colour combinations, developing your own project using calculation, measurement skills, exploring potential self-employment opportunities

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Collect a range of ideas and techniques to use inspiration for soft furnishing project
  • Demonstrate the need for accuracy in carrying out your project
  • Demonstrate differences between imperial and metric and make correct use of metric or imperial measurements for project
  • Make a costing sheet for your chosen project including all materials. Students will learn skills that will help to increase opportunity for employability.
  • Students will be able to create personal individualized items for themselves.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students will need to bring their own materials for the project.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Soft Furnishing with Employability Skills Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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