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Upcycling: SL

Thursday 13 September 2018
13:00 - 15:00
58 Hours / 29 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£223.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available I

Course description

Transform everyday items that are normally thrown away. You will look at recycled toys, jewellery, clothes and basketry for ideas to make your own exciting new designs. You will also research online about the history and traditions of recycling in other countries. CL.

Entry requirements

A) Guidance needed: Contact Supported Learning Curriculum Manager/Curriculum Support. B) Entry requirements: None. Learners and carers should ensure that the Learner Support and Health Declaration form is completed and returned before the start of their class. This should include specific details in the section: Please explain to us how we can support you? This will help the tutor to understand, plan for and meet each learner’s individual needs.

What you will learn

During this course we will be looking at objects and the materials that they are made from. We shall be looking at Japanese, African and Indian recycled designs. Through personal choice and group discussion, students will be encouraged to carry out the demonstrated techniques, creating their own individual response.

How you will learn on this course

Practical tasks, demonstrations, group discussion, question and answer sessions.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Collect the tools that I need for today’s project. 2. Photograph my work on the digital camera. 3. Cut out photographs of my work in progress. 4. Stick in the photographs in the right order. 5. Participate in group Q&A sessions. 6. Take part in a colour and shapes matching game. 7. Follow simple instructions. 8. Ask for help when I need it. 9. Work as part of a group, sharing equipment. 10. Work as an individual, make my own choices. 11. Watch a demonstration online. 12. Research online for my self-directed project. 13. Exhibit work in college with my student group. 1. Observe a plaiting demonstration. 2. Carry out plaiting. 3. Observe a weaving demonstration. 4. Carry out weaving. 5. Observe a papier-mâché demonstration. 6. Carry out papier-mâché. 7. Observe a felt demonstration. 8. Make felt. 9. Observe a rolling paper beads demonstration. 10. Roll paper beads. 11. Observe a vehicle construction demonstration. 12. Research ideas for vehicle construction online. 13. Make a moving car with wheels and axis. 14. Race your car with other students. 15. Clean my workspace at the end of each session. 16. Wash my tools at the end of each session. 17. Fold my apron and put it away. 18. Take part in class quiz. 19. Choose designs from my online research. 20. Use personal choice for selecting colours. 21. Use personal choice for selecting shapes. 22. Contribute to a group project. 23. Recall the names of tools. 24. Recall where the tools are kept in the studio. 25. Recall which tools are used for each activity.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time


What you need for your course

The tutor will provide all essential materials you need for your course. You will pay an amount towards the total cost of the materials you use on your course. This amount has been included in your total course fee.

What you need to bring to the first class

Not applicable.

What you can do next

Other tailor-made courses for people with a learning disability can be found in the College brochure and in the Supported Learning section of the College website.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking