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APPLY FOR WORKSHOPS

Aged 14-19? 

Looking for pathways towards careers working with your hands?

We have some amazing opportunities for you!

Applications are now open for a full and varied programme of workshops in 2024.

 

Scroll down for further details of individual workshops. 

Eligibility Criteria and details of TCDT Credentials can be found at the bottom of this page.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Summer 2024: Tassel Making & Trimmings

Wendy Cushing Passementerie Workshop, Muswell Hill London N10
This workshop will run for four days on Wednesday 31st July, Thursday 1st August, Wednesday 7th August and Thursday 8th August 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 29/07/2024.

Summer 2024: Enamelling

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
This workshop will run for five days from Monday 5th August 2024 until Friday 9th August 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 03/08/2024.

Summer 2024: Furniture Making

London School of Architecture, London E8 3DY
This workshop will run for five days from Monday 5th August 2024 until Friday 9th August 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 03/08/2024.

Summer 2024: Fused Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland
This workshop will run for two days on Tuesday 6th August 2024 and Thursday 8th August 2024. Note that this workshop will be held at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 04/08/2024.

Summer 2024: Plaster Carving

Bow Road Studios, London E3
This workshop will run for five days from Monday 12th August 2024 until Friday 16th August 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 10/08/2024.

SUMMER 2024: ARCHITECTURAL MODEL MAKING

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, London
There will be space for one student on each of the following weeks:
  • Monday 12th August - Friday 16th August 2024
  • Monday 19th August - Friday 23rd August 2024
  If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.

Summer 2024: Perfumery

Floris, London, SW1Y
This workshop will run for two hours on Tuesday 20th August 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 18/08/2024.

Summer 2024: Marbling

Cockpit Arts, Deptford
This workshop will run for four days from Tuesday 20th August 2024 until Friday 23rd August 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 18/08/2024.

Autumn 2024: Craft Your Own Carry Case

Building Crafts College, London
This workshop will run on Saturdays for six weeks from Saturday 14th September 2024 until Saturday 19th October 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 12/09/2024.

Autumn 2024: Tassel Making – Passementerie

Wendy Cushing Passementerie Workshop, Muswell Hill London N10
This workshop will run for three days from Monday 28th October 2024 until Wednesday 30th October 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 26/10/2024.

Autumn 2024: Civil Engineering

akt II Civil Engineering, London, EC1Y 8AF
This workshop will run for one day on Tuesday 29th October 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 27/10/2024.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, SELECTION, AND APPLICATIONS

Eligibility Criteria

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).

 

Selection Criteria

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

  • 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.

 


 

Accreditation Scheme

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.

 


 

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]