Course Information

Sewing - For the home (Gosford Hill School)


Subject area: Art and Design

Course Type: Part Time

Course Overview

Learn the techniques needed to create personalised items for around your home such as bags, cushions and simple curtain panels.

Course Content

This course will give an introduction to the skills needed to use a sewing machine effectively e.g. adjusting tensions, bobbin threading and changing the needle. You will use these skills to create a range of personalised items for your home.

For the first session you will need to bring half a metre of calico fabric (cost approx. £3), scissors, threads, pencil/pen & paper, tape measure & pins.
You will need to supply your own materials/fabric and the tutor will give advice each week of what is needed for the following week.
The tutor will carry some items with her that can be purchased directly.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted visits and have a responsibility to ensure we meet/exceed their requirements. As a result of this you will find you will be expected to understand the government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values as well as complete quality monitoring paperwork as part of the course.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for complete beginners or people with some prior knowledge and experience.
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Enrolment numbers to our courses are reviewed regularly. To avoid disappointment it is advised to enrol early. Course viability decisions are made two weeks prior to the course start date. Any course changes are communicated via email so please ensure you check your email accounts running up to the course start date.

On the first week of the course you will be required to bring along one form of identification. This could be a passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please Note: Students should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2018.

Please note the course is not running on 28/05/2019

Visits and Events

There are no planned visits or events on this course

Skills I Will Develop

By the end of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to create a range of personalises items for around the home

Learning Methods & Assessment

As this is not accredited informal methods of assessment will be used.
For example:
Question & answer
Practical exercises and 1:1’s with the tutor
Learners make greater progress if they do some work during the week and have access to a sewing machine at home. "

What Qualification Will I Receive?

By the end of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to create a range of personalises items for around the home

Where Next?

You could use and expand on the skills learnt on this course to enrol on one of our dressmaking courses. Please see courses on the website and in our latest prospectus.

Fee Information

Most courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded, the published fee takes account of that funding. Before you are accepted onto a course you will need to meet a number of conditions relating to your entitlement to funding e.g. your age, residency status within the UK/EEA and prior qualification level. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

  • Adult full fee

Course Details

Time: 18:45 - 20:45

Days: Tuesday

Date: 23 Apr 2019 - 02 Jul 2019

Location: Gosford Hill School

Contact Details

Abingdon Campus: 01235 555 585

Witney Campus: 01993 703464
(Common Leys)