City & Guilds Intermediate Patchwork & Quilting

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Design and Craft - Patchwork & Quilting

This course provides a firm grounding for students to learn both the basic techniques of Patchwork and Quilting and ways for exploring personal creative ideas. It is advised that students wishing to study this course have some experience of patchwork, but it is not a requirement for entry to the course and any previous experience need not be extensive.

Course Requirements

  • Design sheets on five different topics - Texture, Line, Shape, Form, Colour.
  • Portfolio of samples.
  • Five finished items - a container or box, an accessory, interior decor item, a wall hanging and a quilt (cot, throw or bed.
  • The design work for these items, taken from the design sheets and extended into fabric and thread.
  • Knowledge Criteria - Health and Safety, Research, Elements and Principles of Design, Design development.

Course Modules

  1. Drawing and Designing – Line Portfolio, Non-Block Patchwork.
  2. Blocks, Foundation Piecing, Shape – Design Portfolio, Candidate Notes.
  3. Appliqué, Colour Design Portfolio.
  4. Appliqué, Texture Design Portfolio.
  5. Quilting, Form Design Portfolio.
  6. Machine Quilting, Design for Wall Hanging.
  7. Colouring Fabrics, Colour Theory, Designs for Container or Box.
  8. Appliqué and Fabric Manipulation, Design for Accessory Item.
  9. Equipment Folder, Fastenings Trimmings, Designs and Sampling for Interior Décor Item, Working the Container/Box.
  10. Finishing and Edgings, Finished Accessory, Item Design for Quilt.
  11. Geographical Quilting, Worked Interior Décor Item, Quilt Care.
  12. Full Presentation compiled of all work, Candidate Notes, Completion of qualification handbook,Make up of Quilt – Last Piece.

Timescale & Fees

There will be a C&G enrolment fee which is payable at the start of the course. This lasts for 3 years before requiring renewal. It is usual to take around 8-12 weeks to complete a module, meaning that completion would be in 2.5 - 3 years time, although it is possible to speed this up or slow it down to suit yourself. The course is available as an online course where modules and assessments are online. However special arrangements can be made for postal delivery, but an extra cost will apply – please contact us for details.

At the end of the course online students will have an online gallery built for them showcasing highlights of  their work over the life of their course. They will not have to travel to the centre or transport work for an onsite exhibition.

Your coursework will be reviewed as you progress and when you complete by an Internal Quality Assessor, and periodically by an External Quality Assessor to ensure the City & Guilds quality standard is maintained.

City & Guilds insist that an upper time limit is set on the course so that work remains current and this is 3 years for this course. The cost of the course depends on how many modules you wish to pay for at once. Upon completion, a charge for certification of each unit is levied by City & Guilds.  This is usually around £75 and this qualification has 2 units.

Upon enrolment you will be asked to agree to and abide by SST's terms & conditions relating to this course.

Option 1: In Full - (12 Modules) = £1,595.00 + C&G Enrolment Fee (£95.00) = £1,690.00

Option 2: 4 Instalments - (3 Modules) = £495.00 + C&G Enrolment Fee (£95.00) = £590.00

Option 3: 12 Instalments - (1st Module) = £220.00 + C&G Enrolment Fee (£95.00) = £315.00