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Supported Learning: Crafts

Course Details

Start Dates:

  • 23/09/2024 (Course Code: SUPE0112AX)
  • 13/01/2025 (Course Code: SUPE0112BX)
  • 28/04/2025 (Course Code: SUPE0112CX)

Day:               Mondays
Times:           10.00-12.30
Duration:      10 weeks


You will make a variety of different craft items on this course incorporating various seasonal items. For example term one will introduce basic card making techniques, using an autumnal theme leading onto Christmas items such as a felt stocking or garland.

Term two strengthens your knowledge of basic techniques and introduces different skills such as using a die cutting machine. You will make topical or seasonal items such as an Easter basket.

Term three will incorporate previously learnt skills to design cards introducing more sophisticated techniques like parchment craft and quilling.


This Supported Learning course is aimed at learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 25 and over. No previous knowledge or qualifications are required. You will need an interview before enrolment can take place to ensure your needs can be met and supported appropriately for you to succeed. Please refer to Contact Information below.


You will work in a small supportive group to develop your creativity: die cutting, stamping, embossing and foiling and much more with guidance from dedicated teaching staff. Use various materials to develop skills in and knowledge of art and crafts Complete projects using embossing, stamping etc. and discover the benefits of arts and crafts Work in a small group to develop your creativity and problem solving skills With guidance from teaching staff explore recycling and upcycling ideas Develop safe and effective web searching skills for craft and project ideas Develop self-confidence by showing and presenting your creations in small groups. Follow health and safety practices Enjoy and be inquisitive about using and exploring different craft techniques.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning takes place in a small group with support Learners will be guided to use materials and specialist equipment 1:1 and in very small groups Computers will be used to research ideas and designs for small projects Demonstrations will be at a pace to suit all learners. Learners will share ideas and be supported by their teacher through individual projects Handouts and course materials will be provided. All classes are supported by specialist Additional Learning Support staff and we ensure teaching is learner-centred and tailored to meet learners’ specific needs. Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform.


Assessment takes place in many ways and using a variety of fun and entertaining methods including having your work and creations put on display. You will be assessed throughout the stages of your projects and you will share your thoughts about your growing skills and knowledge with your teachers. You will receive a personalised WMC Certificate on successful completion of the course.

Next Steps

Each learner will spend time talking through their next steps and progression with their teacher. Following completion of your course, you will be able to develop your skills further on another of our Supported Learning courses if you are not ready for one of the many mainstream college courses.Your teacher will help you to explore all suitable options.

Additional Support


WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.

Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

How to Enrol

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email:

44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572