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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

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For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Beginners Ceramics with Gina Baum Level 1

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Discover the exciting world of ceramics in our Beginners Ceramics course led by the talented Gina Baum. Through hands-on workshops and demonstrations, you will learn various techniques for creating decorative surfaces, experimenting with slips, glazes, and colors. The course covers hand-building, throwing, glazing, and even the unique raku firing process.

How will I learn?

Under Gina's guidance, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills through short demonstrations and practical workshops. The course encourages exploration of historical and contemporary influences, with suggested research as "homework."

 Our well-stocked library and classroom offer a wide selection of specialist books and magazines to support your learning journey. Access to electric kilns for earthenware and gas-fired kilns for stoneware will enhance your ceramic experiences.

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Entry Requirements

No prior experience is necessary for this beginner-level course. Gina will closely monitor your progress and provide technical guidance throughout the workshops. To make the most of your learning experience, it is recommended to bring a notebook or sketchbook for recording ideas and glazing details, as well as a protective shirt for hands-on work.

Progression routes

  • 1
    L1 Certificate AIM Stained Glass
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  • 2
    Discussions on Identity: It's Not just Black and White with Ronnie McGrath
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Additional Information

For more information about this course please email [email protected].

Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

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The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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