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    Ceramics | Recreational | R11780A

    Study options

    How to study

    Part Time - Day, Part Time - Evening

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    23rd September 2024

    Days and times

    Days & Times

    Monday 9:30 - 12:00


    Tuesday 17:45 - 20:15



    10 Weeks



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      To apply for this course, please register or login to our Learner Portal.

      For a step-by-step guide on how to pay and enrol for your course, take a look at our Recreational Course Enrolment Guide video.

      This course is aimed at learners who wish to explore the creative potential of clay. You will learn the art of hand-building through workshop instruction, enabling you to progress quickly to create your own independent design concepts. The ancient craft of producing functional ware for indoors and outdoors by hand has changed very little over the centuries, and the emphasis of this course is to explore and develop these techniques and to complete your ceramic forms with a glazed surface decoration.

      You will have the opportunity to create your own decorative items for display within the home and garden. This course may also inspire you to create private commissions, exhibitions and micro businesses. Advice and guidance is given to learners wishing to set up independent workshops/studios.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info £190.00 Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £190.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £190.00 Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £190.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £190.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £190.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      No qualification needed


    • Days and times

      Monday 9:30 - 12:00


      Tuesday 17:45 - 20:15

    • How will I be assessed?

      There is no official assessment on the course, however you will receive tutor feedback to inform your ideas and work every session.

    • What can I do next?

      You could use your skills to take on freelance projects or progress to qualifications such as Level 3 Creative Industries courses, or a Foundation Degree in Contemporary Creative Practice.

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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