FRI - 03/12/2021
10:00 to 12:00
2 week course
FREE to Lancashire Residents
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MON - 06/12/2021
10:00 to 12:00
2 week course
FREE to Lancashire Residents
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TUE - 07/12/2021
13:00 to 15:00
2 week course
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THU - 09/12/2021
18:00 to 20:00
2 week course
FREE to Lancashire Residents
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Course Overview

This course combines nature and recycling with craft; creating festive decorations and accessories. Key elements of this course include exploring nature and using materials we would normally throw away. These skills and ideas can then be used in the future to make homemade gifts to share with others.

We hope this course will not only boost your wellbeing, but demonstrate some valuable recycling techniques you can use to make some homemade gifts just in time for the festive period!

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

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Practice a series of techniques following instructions, evaluating successes and what you could do to improve next time
Outline a basic plan for creating an art or craft product and organise the resources needed to make the product
Make a range of simple eco crafts using the required materials, using tools and equipment safely and effectively
Discuss recycling and eco-therapy outlining how each can provide crafting opportunities
Recognise the 5 ways to wellbeing and link each one to an aspect of the course

This course also contains two accredited units from Open Awards:
Making an Art or Craft Product (E3)
Following Instructions (E3)

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.

Learners will need:
The teacher will send a more detailed list of any other equipment needed after enrolment.

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

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.