Design For Craft

(City & Guilds Level 1 Units 101, 102 & :Level 2 Units 201 & 202)

Are you working towards a City & Guilds Design and Craft qualification Level 1 or Level 2?

Do you want to develop a personal design style?

Do you want to develop great design ideas for the craft items you make?

Whatever your craft is, bookbinding, ceramics, woodworking, sugarcraft, floristry, calligraphy, textiles, if you answered yes to any of the above questions then join this free self paced online course.

The 4 assignments within the City & Guilds Design Unit that are common across all craft disciplines have been combined into a single online, self paced course.

Unit 101 - Exploring Design Ideas

Unit 102 - Using sampling techniques for 2D and 3D work

Unit 201 - Developing Design Ideas

Unit 202 - Using sampling techniques and processes for 2D and 3D work

By exploring some simple design elements and principles you will discover how to select and combine these building blocks in order to develop design ideas that tell the story of, and evoke the desired emotional response to, your work.

You will be guided through each element or principle step by step. There are activities for you to complete along the way, the results of which will build up into your Design Portfolio ready for assessment.

This course is suitable both for those simply wishing to learn a new skill or for students working towards City & Guilds Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Design & Craft  (7716-89 Bookbinding) qualification. C&G students will also be given guidance on how to make and present the samples, journals and other evidence required for subsequent assessment.

No previous experience is required.




30 hours of tuition


Self Paced


Course written by Diana Illingworth-Cook



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Additional Registration and Assessment fees apply for students working towards C&G qualifications