Knitting - Improvers B

Course code: ICXU704P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


18th Apr 2023 - 16th May 2023

Cheney School

Contact details

01235 555 585

The course will introduce you to more advanced knitting techniques and provide sample patterns to practice with. You will also learn how to design some popular knitted items.

• You will continue to learn a variety of different stitches (for example: honeycomb, herringbone, cable, bubble, and lace stitches).
• You will also learn how to read and follow knitting patterns.
• The techniques taught include increases, decreases, picking up stitches, joining yarns and fixing mistakes.
• You will also learn how to do necessary measurements for designing and knitting a drop shoulder jumper.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Other Knitting Courses or a Crochet course
There are no formal entry requirements. This is a course for those who have already studied knitting for Beginners course or know some basic techniques. But even if you are an absolute beginner you will benefit from this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
You will need a notebook, knitting needles, yarn, scissors, yarn needle and measuring tape. You will be given advice which needles and yarn type to use for your project.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £55.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £55.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £33.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £33.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.
The following teaching and learning methods will be used: demonstration, student practice, 1:1 tutor support, pair work, group discussion and completing a project. Your progress will be assessed by observation and informal feedback by tutor, self-assessment and answering questions.