Training Courses

All our courses are FREE to WIS veterans. To apply for any of this training, or to find out more, simply e-mail us at [email protected] or call the workshop on 01672 851979.

Introductory Lessons – As part of the Phoenix Centre’s Rolling Recovery Programme (RRP) at Tedworth House we provide monthly introductory bookbinding lessons available to those who are participating in the programme. These last under two hours and are designed to give Wounded Injured and Sick (WIS) veterans a taste of the basic skills and techniques we use, and an introduction to the tools and materials required for bookbinding. Every student goes away with a high-quality notebook that they will have made themselves. These sessions are great fun and very therapeutic, aiding both concentration and confidence.

Training Courses – We run a progressive series of courses in bookbinding that cater for the absolute beginner and cover all the skills needed to achieve a Level 3 City & Guilds certificate in bookbinding (for a list of the available courses, see our course list below.) Courses are held in our own classroom at the Daffodil Barn, and are normally run as full-time 3-day or 5-day courses.

City & Guilds Awards – There is no requirement to apply for City & Guilds awards, but our members are automatically registered, and application for these nationally recognised qualifications is strongly encouraged. Courses and awards are available at Level 1, 2 and 3, and each course covers the syllabus of one City & Guilds “Unit”. By completing a Unit, a WIS member can achieve a single craft Award. For example, the successful completion of the Beginners’ Course (Unit 118) qualifies for a City & Guilds Award.

WIS members who wish to apply for a Certificate in Bookbinding simply need to complete the two Units for each Level and also one of our Craft Design courses. Awards and Qualifications are graded: at Pass, Merit and Distinction.

COURSES AT THE DAFFODIL BARN and TEDWORTH HOUSE  IN 2019 & 2020

DATE COURSE LOCATION
November 2019
11-13 Nov C&G Level 2 (Units 201). cityandguilds Design Course Daffodil Barn
18-20 Nov C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Rebacking a Leather Book Daffodil Barn
29 Nov – 1 Dec         (Fri-Sun) C&G Level 1 – Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118 – Part 1). cityandguilds Daffodil Barn
29 Nov Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
December 2019
3-5 Dec C&G Level 3 Diploma. cityandguilds Artist’s Portfolio, Phase Box and Lift-off Lid Box Daffodil Barn

7-8 Dec

(Sat-Sun)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118 – Part 2) Daffodil Barn
 20 Dec Introduction Course  Tedworth House (Avon Room)
January 2020

10-12 Jan

(Fri-Sun)

C&G Level 3 Diploma cityandguilds – Limp Vellum Binding Daffodil Barn

13-17 Jan

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 2 First Award cityandguilds – Leather Case Binding (Unit 220) Daffodil Barn

20-22 Jan

(Mon-Wed)

C&G Level 2 cityandguilds – Design Course (Unit 201) Daffodil Barn

24-26 Jan

(Fri-Sun)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds – Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118 – Part 1) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
February 2020

1-2 Feb

(Sat-Sun)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds – Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118 – Part 2) Daffodil Barn

3-7 Feb

(Mon-Fri)

Explorer Workshop Production Week (TBC) Daffodil Barn

10-14 Feb

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 1 Second Award cityandguilds – Photo Albums and Slip Cases (C&G Unit 119) Daffodil Barn

17-21 Feb

(Mon-Fri)

Explorer Workshop Production Week (TBC) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
March 2020

2-5 Mar

(Mon-Thu)

C&G Level 3 cityandguilds Cloth Drop Back Box, Brass Post Folder Daffodil Barn

14-15 Mar

(Sat-Sun)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds – Gold Finishing – TBC Daffodil Barn

23-27 Mar

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 2 Second Award cityandguilds – Alternative & Historical Binding (Unit 221) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
April 2020

7-8 Apr

(Tue-Wed)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds – Paper Repairs Daffodil Barn

27 Apr – 1 May

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds – Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
May 2020

14-17 May

(Thu-Sun)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds – Laced on Binding Daffodil Barn
June 2020

1-5 Jun

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds – Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118) Daffodil Barn

15-19 Jun

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds – Second Award – Photo Albums and Slip Cases (Unit 119) Daffodil Barn

22-26 Jun

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118)
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
July 2020

13-14 Jul

(Mon-Tue)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds – Leather Entry Slipcase Daffodil Barn

30 Jul – 1 Aug

(Thu-Sat)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds  1\4 Vellum Binding (Part 1) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
August 2020

6-8 Aug

(Thu-Sat)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds 1\4 Vellum Binding (Part 2)
September 2020

7-9 Sep (TBC)

(Mon-Wed)

C&G Level 2 cityandguilds Design Course (Unit 201) Daffodil Barn

21- 25 Sep

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 1 cityandguilds Course in Bookbinding (Unit 118) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)

30 Sep – 2 Oct

(Wed-Fri)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds – Library Bindings Daffodil Barn
October 2020

8 Oct

(Thu)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds Edge Decoration Daffodil Barn

12-14 Oct

(Mon-Wed)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds – Qtr Leather Drop Back Box Daffodil Barn

16-18 Oct

(Fri-Sun)

C&G Level 1 Second Award cityandguilds Photo Albums and Slip Cases (Unit 119 – Part1) Daffodil Barn

24-25 Oct

(Sat-Sun)

C&G Level 1 Second Award cityandguilds Photo Albums and Slip Cases (Unit 119 – Part 2) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
November 2020

23-27 Nov

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 2 First Award cityandguilds Leather Case Binding (Unit 221) Daffodil Barn
(TBC) Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)