We are an established, City & Guilds approved, distance learning centre catering for all levels of experience and ability. Whether you are a complete needle novice or a creative professional, we will have a course for you.

Our Courses

Divided into progressive skill stages and covering seven different craft areas, you can be sure to find a course that is just right for you. Our Skill Stage 1 courses are mini, online beginners courses that can be enrolled upon at any time. Skill Stages 2 - 3 are intermediate courses and Skill Stage 4 and our Masters are advanced courses which require previous knowledge.

How Do I Enrol?

For Skill Stages 2, 3 and 4 you will need to complete our Express An Interest form, via the link below.  We take on enrolments several times during the year and will notify everybody who has expressed an interest when the next enrolment date will become available. Skill Stage 1 and Master Practitioner courses can be enrolled upon at any time during the year.

Course Guides

Our Course Guide will explain in detail how our courses work, while our Quiz & Excerpts publication will help you decide which is the right skill stage for you, as well as letting you view excerpts from our course materials.


If you are interested in enrolling onto one of our Skill Stage 2, 3 or 4 courses, please fill in this short form and we'll send you details of the next available enrolment dates, along with exclusive course news and updates.


As we've now had over 1,000 Expressions of Interest for the first enrolment date in August for a September start, anyone now Expressing their Interest in our City & Guilds Accredited Skill Stage 2-4 courses will receive information for the second enrolment date, late 2017. We are able to take 15 students on each enrolment date.