Planning & Creating Creative Educational Resources

Course Code: CRTAW
Learning Aim Code:
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Duration: 10 weeks
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

This course has been designed for parents, child minders, teaching assistants and those with an interest in creating high-quality, educational resources for children.

Creative play is vitally important to any child’s development. Providing quality, planned experiences for children’s play is an important way for adults to support children’s learning that is enjoyable, educational and challenging. When children play, they are learning at the highest level.

Creating stimulating resources can be a fun, creative experience that will continue to bring pleasure once prepared. Whether you are attending for personal or professional reasons, this course will deliver and expand your approach to creative play and learning resources.

No previous creative skills are needed to attend this course - the step-by-step projects can be adapted to your own requirements and wishes. You will create new resources from high quality, ethically sourced, recycled materials. Each week the classes will be themed - you will choose from a selection of creative prompts and use these to inspire a creation. All you need to do is bring your imagination and you will leave every week with a new treasured creation.

The college has teamed up with SCARF, The School and Community Arts Resource Facility, to combine expertise to provide training in this area.

You'll train in our dedicated facilities within a large 3D design workshop together with a range of classrooms and facilities on campus available to you.

As part of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of education and training for the ever-changing art and design industry. Linking with local artists and companies and regularly hosting guest speakers allows all learners to gain current and relevant training which gives them not just a qualification, but the experience in the career they wish to pursue. Arts Council England has endorsed the quality of our teaching and learning, and links with employers, by awarding us ‘Arts Mark Gold’.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Creative skills and material manipulation to create your educational resources from a range or reclaimed recycled fabrics
  • How to develop a range of resources that can help nurture children’s imaginations and present opportunities for them to experience a diverse range of play and creative experiences

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Experience creativity and learn how to inspire children
  • Learn how to expressing your own ideas, problem solve, explore, predict and discover through trial and error

How will I be assessed?

This is an assignment-based course so there are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the programme.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress on to other courses with the Creative Arts department.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have Level 2 in Literacy

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