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Creative Craft Skills Apprenticeship Level 3 at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This exciting apprenticeship is a combined qualification containing both knowledge and competence aspects. The framework covers craft skills, materials, design and making, as well as support areas such as marketing, business, administration and customer care. It covers a spread of material disciplines, from textiles to ceramics and from woodwork to metalwork. It covers a variety of products, from small portable items to architectural structures.

This qualification is generic and can be adapted to meet any Craft Industry.

Course content

Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Craft Skills for Creative Industries

This is a combined qualification containing both the knowledge and the competence aspects.

The knowledge credits available for this qualification are as follows:

Mandatory units

  • Select and use techniques, materials, tools and equipment for craft
  • Use safe working practices and spaces for craft
  • Complete the craft making process
  • Manage time for craft work and practice
  • Contribute to the design process for craft
  • Keep up to date with the craft sector

Optional Unit Group A

  • Obtain feedback from others to inform work and work practice in craft
  • Present and display craft 
  • Assist with ideas for craft work and work practice
  • Communicate effectively in craft
  • Work effectively with others in craft
  • Promote and represent craft

Optional Unit group B

  • Carry out basic financial transactions for craft
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships in craft
  • Price craftwork to secure sales
  • Sell craft
  • Use digital technologies for craft work
  • Use copyright law to protect creativity an innovation in craft 

Entry requirements

This can be from a variety of routes including:

• a level 2 foundation qualification

• other Level 2 (intermediate) apprenticeships in the Creative & Cultural sector 

• general or vocational qualifications related to or relevant for the Creative and Cultural industries

• experience of making in this craft or another. This could be as employment at a level 2 role or on a self-employed basis. The length of time spent making does not matter but there should be familiarity with a range of basic craft skills


Candidates will be supported in the workplace to complete a portfolio of evidence for each unit.

Future opportunities

The qualification allows learners to progress into employment in their specific Craft Industry or onto Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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