Entry onto the course is via an initial assessment and interview with portfolio or samples of your work. Please book an assessment via our Eventbrite page here You will need to have evidence of Level 1 English and Maths or higher. You should also be able to use a computer and the internet. You will also need to have some experience of making ceramics or other forms of creative art. You need to be able to attend 10am-4pm on Wednesday for 11 weeks in terms 2 and 3. You should be prepared to do at least 3 hours of homework per week, which includes visiting galleries and exhibitions, completing worksheets, writing up notes, filling and organising note/sketchbooks and doing research.
The course has four main Units: Use materials, tools and equipment to develop craft techniques; Investigate Creative Enterprise and employment opportunities; Develop Crat Ideas and Create present and evaluate final Craft item. These units have been selected to help build skills for a sustainable creative practice. Whilst there is a focus on making, you will also develop skills in research and design development, managing time and resources and working to a brief. The course will also make you more aware of the opportunities available to you in the Ceramics sector, presenting yourself and your work and setting realistic and achievable goals.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Methods used include: presentations, demonstrations, class discussions, practical tasks, individual tutorials, hand outs, slide shows and videos. You will be given writeen and verbal feedback on your progress throughout. If you have additional learning support needs, you will be offered support. All resources used within each lesson are available electronically. Your tutor will also discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, literature and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.
There is at least 3 hours of formal homework to complete each week. Your tutor will also discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, literature and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.
There is a formal assessment framework. You will need to present and submit a portfolio of practical and written work digitally (Ceramics and course work) to deadlines which will be assessed against nationally recognised criteria. On completion of this course you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft. The awarding body is NCFE.
Qualification you will achieve
On completion of this course you will achieve Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Creative and Digital Industries
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a Pathway in to Higher Education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.
For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk.
Additional Learning Support
Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as English, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.