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BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Garden and Landscape Design Programme

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in design for gardens and landscapes is a one-year course, equipping students in cutting-edge skills needed for jobs in the garden design and landscapes industry. Students will learn the core principles and practices of garden and landscape design, spatial design and the science of plants and soils. Full training will be provided in the latest digital software .The course is taught by a professional practitioner and students will get to work on live projects and design challenges set by KCC’s industry partners. Upon completion, students will be ready for entry-level employment, start-up businesses or further study. We also have a strong track record of students progressing to many of the leading design universities in the UK.

Throwing and Handbuilding Workshop: Summer School

Our three day ceramic workshop is suitable for all levels. You will be given the opportunity to explore throwing, hand-building and surface decoration techniques.

On day 3 you will glaze all your pieces and have them fired and ready for collection the following week.

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Upholstery

Looking to change that tired-looking footstool? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day upholstery course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing and carrying out your upholstery project

You will be shown how to creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of a skilled tutor.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease on life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Restoration and Painting

Looking to change that Edwardian chest of drawers? Tired of those ancient stains on your coffee table? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing your project
• Types of paint and where to use them
You will be shown several techniques to repair and creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of skilled tutors.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease of life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

Jewellery Summer Workshop

For those who have always wanted to have a go at making Jewellery or need to prepare before starting a more substantial course in September, this will give you basic jewellery making skills and introduction to the workshop and . There will be some addtional costs for materials. Please note that this is a metal working course and does not include beading.

Raku & Sawdust Firing: Summer School

Our 2 day Raku and Sawdust-firing course offers a unique opportunity to make, decorative and fire ceramic work using this ancient Japanese technique. The course is suitable for any level of learner. There will be a small fee for some of the materials you use.

Jewellery Taster Course

Recommended for those wishing to find out more about jewellery making to prepare for a more substantial course later in the year. The two sessions will offer an introduction to basic metal working skills suitable for working with precious metals and enable students to gain confidence in a practical jewellery workshop.

Make a Personalized Ring as a Christmas Present or Gift. Jewellery course.

Come and make a silver ring with a name or message stamped onto it to give to a friend or family member. Students will learn how to stamp and shape silver; how to cut, solder, size a ring to fit and finish and polish the piece. Enough silver to make one ring is included in the cost of the course.

Beginners welcome.

Jewellery and Silversmithing – Building Skills For The Advanced Jeweller

This course will be offered exclusively to those with considerable previous experience in jewellery making. The programme will be led and taught by the Head of Jewellery with members of the team visiting to deliver specialist skills. The course aims to give the advanced jewellery designer a dynamic and challenging experience which will encourage the development of an individual signature style as well as advancing technical skills at a rapid pace.