Crafting for Business

Ref: C3847247

Over the recent trying times many of us have had to leave our previous line of work or have revaluated what we want to prioritise in our careers. Meaning that Crafts have taken off all over the world with many of us making the leap to learn craft skills that can be used to create a business. Crafting and selling online can indeed be a new pathway towards a sustainable future. If you want to be part of a new program that supports you to gain confidence in your creative skills as well as provides education about creating an online business and/or running a craft stall this course is for you. The WEA are here to support your growth and therefore also offer either follow on courses or preceding learning to support you in all areas should you require.

Course aim

This course will develop key Craft Skills for a beginner Learner and introduction to Business to enable students to start creating and selling their own products online.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Learners will be able to identify the many craft skills that are popular in 2022 and how trends on Social Media influence these including the consistent popularity of Memory items and how to promote these products online as a service for customers. Xmas items and Jumper flowers and how to offer this as an onlie service
  • Learners will develop mixed media techniques / craft skills and will create high quality final outcomes demonstrating these which could be sold as part of their business.
  • Learners will demonstrate different ways recycling can be used for profit by developing skills used to enhance a product whilst minimising costs and creating a sellable outcome.
  • Learners will develop a range of basic business skills including setting up a Facebook page, Etsy site and/or Shopify site and an understanding of the legal side of selling and where appropriate benefit eligibility etc.
  • Learners will use online research to identify similarities between their own products/skills used and other businesses to establish appropriate pricing

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

It is expected that the learner will be open to new creative ways to explore the area of crafting and want to develop new skills. We want the learner to see opportunities online to sell what they make and be open to learning about selling and setting up a craft stall in Liverpool.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Crafting for Business

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Conditions

This course is funded by the Liverpool Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Liverpool in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Liverpool, you can check your postcode here:

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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