THU - 04/11/2021
10:00 to 12:00
2 week course
11 Places Remaining
Course Overview

Tactile crafts are great for calming the mind and boosting creativity. During this course, learners will create a range of hand-crafted items that could be posted to a Loved one as a ‘Hug in a Box.’ Experimenting with clay work and textile projects, learners will experience a boost to their own wellbeing whilst making handmade gifts to share with friends or family.

We will also be posting a resource pack out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course.

How long is the course?
The course is  2 hours per week/session and is delivered over 2 weeks.

What will I learn?

This short course focuses on the self-care aspect of wellbeing alongside elements of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Give, Connect, Take Notice, Be Active & Keep Learning.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
1. Develop a range of craft projects, boosting personal wellbeing
2. Take part in a minimum of 3 different new creative activities
3. Follow instructions, knowing potential impact of not following instructions in relation to the crafting equipment and activities
4. Discuss the wellbeing benefits of taking part in crafts and developing new creative skills.

This course also contains two accredited units from Open Awards:
1. Creating an Art or Craft Product (E2)
2. Personal Action Planning (E2)
These units are blended into the core content of the course and learners will create evidence for the unit criteria by completing tasks and practical activities as planned by the course teacher. Certification for these units will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

How will the course be assessed?

The course will be delivered live and learners will be supported to work through the course content.
In addition to this, learners will be given access to Moodle (VLE – Virtual Learning Environment) so activities can be completed during and between sessions to record progress and achievement. Other activities include:
• Active listening and reflective discussion  
• Participation in practical art activities during and between sessions
• Personal reflection and note taking
• Links to recommended websites and apps will be given to aid independent learning

Materials and other information

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 5 – 10 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

We will also be posting a resource pack out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course.

Learners will also need:
• Sewing needle
• Fabric scissors (or an alternative sharp pair of scissors)
• Greaseproof paper or similar
• The teacher will send a more detailed list of any other equipment needed after enrolment

Progression and Careers

The teacher will use a range of activities to review learner’s knowledge throughout the course and identify any gaps and additional information required
• Learners will receive feedback in order to further develop their knowledge
• Learners will assess their knowledge at the start of the course and again at the end against the learning outcomes. This allows you to identify how much you have learnt and where you might need to do further study or research.
• Learners will also be supported to set an individual target(s) for the course based on personal goals and aspirations.
• Discussion and sharing of your ideas and opinions is encouraged to support and develop one another’s learning journey.

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