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Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
6:00pm - 9:00pm
14 Weeks
End Date

Art & Design

The Arts & Media campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

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Course Overview

This course is ideal for beginners with an interest in ceramics who wish to gain a formal qualification and participate in an enjoyable, practical ceramic course. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in coiling, slab building, pinching, surface relief for ceramics including under glazing and glazing. You will be given the opportunity, towards the end of course, to develop a final piece using a given project brief. This will involve research, experimentation, revisiting techniques from earlier in the course, producing a final piece and evaluating ceramic work. You will learn how to follow a project brief so, on completion of the course, you will have bank of knowledge and skills to be able to continue your ceramic practice either through personal study or through further formal qualifications.

The Ceramic course is ideal for those who wish to gain a formal qualification and practical experience working with fashion design and garment construction. This course can help take an interest in craft techniques to the next level or prepare you for entry to higher level study.

Learning Styles:
The course will be taught through demonstrations, group discussions and hands on practical tasks. This course will involve some personal study outside the class, including research.

The course will include time spent on tutor led workshops, these will include:
- Design inspiration
- Mood-board creation
- Design ideas
- Coiling
- Slab building
- Pinch pots
- Surface relief
- Under glazing and glazing
- Health & Safety

You will be working towards an NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft.

You will be assessed via a portfolio of work produced throughout the course, including mood-boards, design sketches, ceramic samples, and sketchbook evidence of the creation of your final ceramic item.

There is no formal examination element to this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

After Your Course

This course could help you build a broad portfolio of work for access to higher level creative study or related career.



Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
  • Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
  • Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
  • Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
  • Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course

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