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Practical Ceramic Skills (Level 2 Unit)

Art & Design

Course Overview

This course will introduce you to a number of ceramic processes and techniques with a focus on handbuilding and will develop your understanding on how to work with clay and the tools required to produce ceramic outcomes. You will be taught how to describe the changes that take place during the following processes: making, drying and firing and will develop an understanding on how to use ceramic materials safely. This is a very practical course but does require you to present a booklet / sketchbook portfolio of the taught techniques, showing your understanding on how to work with clay for your made forms. ( you will be required to take pictures as you make your work which will show the stages of making for your made outcomes, this will also be presented in your digital booklet/ portfolio)
  • Start Date
    4 Feb 2025
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    10 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: OCN NI Level 2 Unit in Practical Ceramic Skills Ref D018
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 04/02/2025
    Full £48.00
    Concession £30.00
    Examination £34.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years of age before the 1st July on the year of entry to be able to enrol on the course

Additional Information

Students will have access to a range of materials and equipment that will enable them to develop basic skills and knowledge in practical ceramics. The potters wheel will be demonstrated during the course but focus will be on hand building.


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