This intensive course will take you from crafter to qualified Craft Tutor in one 2-week immersive course. You will explore, develop and fine-tune your chosen craft specialism(s) with practical advanced skills workshops. There will be interactive sessions to develop your understanding of how people learn and have time to practice delivering sessions for yourself. At the end of the 2-week course you will have completed the syllabus for the Level 3 Award in Education & Training (through Qual Safe). You can either work on the assignments throughout the course to complete it within the 2 weeks or take more time after the course and submit them when you are ready. The academy is a unique way of ensuring your confidence in your chosen discipline as well as the teaching qualification. It's essentially an artist retreat and teaching qualification in one! This qualification provides an introduction to teaching in the life-long learning sector. It is ideal for those already teaching with no formal qualifications or those looking to enter the post-16 education sector. This qualification is the benchmark qualification when starting to teach in adult education. Covering the principles of inclusive teaching and assessment, this is the ideal first step qualification to enhance your skills or change career. The QNUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) is a replacement for the commonly titled qualification “Preparing to teach in the Lifelong learning sector” or “PTLLS”. Why train with us? We've been teaching for over 20 years, and we know that the best way to pass is with one-to-one support. That's why our small groups ensure that you get the attention you need to succeed. We're all about interactive, meaningful lessons and avoiding death by PowerPoint! Not only that, but we offer a wide variety of subject specialisms so whatever subject you want to teach, we can help. And as if all that wasn't enough, we also ensure value added. We're confident that with our help, you'll leave performing above the required level! This qualification is available to those over 19 years. The two week course be can over consecutive weeks or spread over a larger number of weeks if needed. The dates listed are the potential start dates. If you would like to explore other start dates please just get in contact via the messages. If you would like to develop your skills further Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training will be available soon. Accommodation on site on request

What's included in the price?

Materials and tools, qualification, endless tea and coffee!


2 weeks

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Gifted Crafts Company

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Where it all began … I first learnt to crochet as a child and spent hours and hours making, sewing, knitting and learning every new technique possible in art, craft and design. After a degree in Graphics and with 16 years experience teaching Textiles, Graphics, Art & Design and Design & Technology I strongly believe in developing my own practice to be the best tutor I can be. I am continually inspired by my students of all ages so it's definitely and 2 way street!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate level
  • Weekends
  • Residential
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Qualification offered
  • Accommodation offered
  • UK Holiday
  • Evenings
  • Advanced/pro level
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The Old School Campsite, Shelve, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0JQ