Training Courses Programme

All our courses are FREE to Wounded Injured and Sick (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.

Beginners’ Introduction to Bookbinding Sessions – As part of the Phoenix Centre’s Rolling Recovery Programme (RRP) at Tedworth House we have provided monthly introductory bookbinding lessons available to those who are participating in the programme. These last under two hours and are designed to give 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. Following a period when these sessions had to be suspended, we are pleased to report they have now be reinstated.

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 normally held in our own classroom at the Daffodil Barn, and are normally run as full-time 3-day or 5-day course, however, during the recent Covid-19 pandemic many courses had to be cancelled and on-line tutorials via Zoom were developed and have proved very successful. See the table of courses below.

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 ON-LINE ZOOM COURSES – 2022

             DATE                                                     COURSE       LOCATION
MAY 2022
3 May (Tue)  C&G Level 3 cityandguilds  Diploma Module: Edge Decoration Daffodil Barn
6-8 May (Fri-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds  Diploma Module: Limp Vellum Binding Daffodil Barn
10 May (Tue 10.30 -12.30) BBV Introduction to Bookbinding session (NB. This short introductory session is intended for Rolling Recovery Programme (RRP) Students at TH only. Tedworth House (Tidworth)
16-20 May (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 118) Pamphlet Binding and Multi-section Binding Daffodil Barn
24-29 May (Tue-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds  Diploma Module: Account-Style Binding Daffodil Barn
25 May (Wed 10.00-12.00) BBV Introduction to Bookbinding session (NB. This short introductory session is intended for members of Veterans’ Outreach Support (VOS), Portsmouth. Email Philippa Clare at [email protected] for further details. Portsmouth (10.00-12.00)
31 May-1 Jun (Tue-Wed) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds  Diploma Module: Rebacking a Cloth Book Daffodil Barn
JUNE 2022
6-10 Jun (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 2 cityandguilds  Leather Case Rebacking (Some bookbinding experience is necessary) Daffodil Barn
7 Jun (Tue 10.30 -12.30)) BBV Introduction to Bookbinding session (NB. This short introductory session is intended for Rolling Recovery Programme (RRP) Students at TH only.) Tedworth House (Tidworth)
8 Jun (Wed) (10.30-12.30) BBV Introduction to Bookbinding session (NB. This short introductory session is intended for members of Veterans’ Outreach Support (VOS), Portsmouth. Email Philippa Clare at [email protected] for further details. Portsmouth (10.30-12.30)
17 Jun (Wed) BBV Introduction to Bookbinding session (7 Places) This on-line, short introductory session is open to any veteran. All materials will be sent to participating students. On Line (Zoom)
20-24 Jun (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 119) – Photograph Albums and Slipcase Daffodil Barn
22 Jun (Wed) (18.30-20.30) BBV Introduction to Bookbinding session (NB. This short introductory session is intended for members of Veterans’ Outreach Support (VOS), Portsmouth. Email Philippa Clare at [email protected] for further details. Portsmouth (18.30-20.30)
30 Jun-3 Jul (Thu-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds  Diploma Module: Laced on Binding Daffodil Barn