Applicants must be
- 14 years old prior to the beginning of the workshop, and not older than 19 years old for its duration. Please note that for some workshops you must be 16. See individual workshop pages for details.
- Able to make their own way to and from the venue throughout the workshop.
- Available for the entire day, every day, for the duration of the workshop (workshops tend to run from 9-5, with some variations on timing).
Applicants must demonstrate
- Passion for working with their hands
- Talent, creative flair, and good hand-eye co-ordination
- Interest in pursuing further study or a career in the craft sector, or another field (e.g. architecture, engineering) where skills offered would be beneficial
- Commitment to attend every day of the course and work hard throughout. If you do not attend every day of the workshop this may affect your chances of being invited to attend any further workshops. World-leading craft specialist are giving their time to teach and there are more applicants than places, so successful applicants have a responsibility to make the most of the course
- Applications are assessed by the Trust on an individual basis, and all decisions are final.
- We are unable to provide individual feedback for rejected applications.
- Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected.
- Your personal statement should be between 250 - 500 words.
- Decisions will be sent via email. Please ensure you check your email regularly, and that you also check your junk folder.
- If you are offered a place, but we do not hear from you within the deadline, your place may be given to somebody else.
At the end of the workshop, each student is assessed by experienced tutors and practitioners. The Trust’s credential is awarded with a grade reflecting the student’s level of attainment in the relevant transferable skills. Four grades are awarded based on the extent to which the student has demonstrated an aptitude in the relevant transferable skills:
Working Towards the student’s potential is not yet realised
[CD1] Pass the student has demonstrated a clear aptitude [in the transferable skills]
[CD2] Merit the student has demonstrated a strong aptitude [in the transferable skills]
[CD3] Distinction the student has demonstrated an exceptional aptitude [in the transferable skills]
For more information on the Accreditation Scheme, please click here.
Online Workshop Support
We are using Zoom to host our online workshops. To help make your experience as smooth as possible, see our Online Workshop Support page for workshop tips and answers to some frequently asked questions.
We always like to see images of our students’ amazing work both during and at the end of each workshop. If you have any photos of your work that you would like to share with us please send to [email protected]