We offer a comprehensive range of accredited creative courses. Discovering new and exciting skills whilst exploring your creative side and sharing inspirational moments with others.

Funding Support

  • If you are unemployed or earning less than £18,525 annual gross salary – your level 2 course could be free
  • If you are aged 19-23 and do not hold a full level 3 qualification – your level 3 course could be free
  • If you are aged 24+ and wish to undertake a course at level 3 or above you could take out a 19+ learning loan. You’ll only repay when your income is over £511 a week or £2,214 a month
  • If your household income is less than £30k per annum you could receive support to help with associated learning costs e.g. books, travel, childcare, laptop and wifi

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Why choose these courses?

  • learn inspiring techniques
  • experience first class tutors and resources
  • improve your mental health and wellbeing
  • social mobility and social prescription
  • study with friends, make new friends

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Creative Courses

We offer courses at Entry Level to Level 2 at locations across Essex. Click on each one for full list of courses:

Our Woodworking and Silversmithing courses take place in our specialist Basildon Craft Studios.

 

Entry – These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE Entry Award in Creative Craft

Level 1 – These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft

Level 2 – These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE Level 2 Award in Creative Craft

Art & Design

Art and Design Award Level 1

Starting: Tuesday 06/12/2022

Location: Colchester Area

Creative Craft Using Art & Design Level 2

Starting: Tuesday 09/05/2023

Location: Colchester Area

Floristry

Creative Craft Using Floristry Level 1

Starting: Monday 16/01/2023

Location: Colchester Area

Creative Craft Award Using Floristry Level 1

Starting: Thursday 12/01/2023

Location: Witham Area

Creative Craft Floristry Entry Award

Starting: Friday 20/01/2023

Location: Chelmsford Area

Woodworking

Creative Craft Using Woodworking Level 2

Starting: Tuesday 07/03/2023

Location: Basildon Area

Fashion

Creative Craft Using Fashion/Textiles Level 1

Starting: Thursday 08/12/2022

Location: Basildon Area

Creative Craft Using Fashion/Textiles Level 1

Starting: Thursday 26/01/2023

Location: Basildon Area

Creative Craft Using Fashion/Textiles Level 1

Starting: Friday 03/03/2023

Location: Chelmsford Area

Photography

Photography Award Level 1

Starting: Wednesday 18/01/2023

Location: Colchester Area

Photography Certificate Level 2

Starting: Tuesday 09/05/2023

Location: Chelmsford Area

Creative Craft Award Using Photography

Starting: Tuesday 09/05/2023

Location: Colchester Area

Photography Award Level 1

Starting: Thursday 12/01/2023
Location: Rayleigh Area

Photography Award Level 1

Starting: Wednesday 18/01/2023

Location: Colchester Area

Creative Craft Award Using Photography

Starting: Tuesday 09/05/2023

Location: Colchester Area

Photography Certificate Level 2

Starting: Tuesday 09/05/2023

Location: Chelmsford Area

Photography Award Level 1

Starting: Wednesday 22/02/2023

Location: Colchester Area

Silversmithing

Creative Craft Using Silversmithing Level 1

Starting: Friday 17/03/2023

Location: Basildon Area

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How to enrol