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 2020

DATE COURSE LOCATION
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

31 Jan

(Fri)

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

24-26 Feb

(Mon-Wed)

C&G Level 3 cityandguilds Lift-off Lid Box, Portfolio & Phase Box Daffodil Barn

28 Feb

(Fri)

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 TBC

(Sat-Sun)

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

23-27 Mar

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 2 Second Award cityandguilds – Alternative & Historical Binding (Unit 221) Daffodil Barn

27 Mar

(Fri)

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

24 Apr

(Fri)

Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
May 2020

12-13 May

(Tue-Wed)

C&G Leve 3 cityandguilds Module Cloth Reback Daffodil Barn

14-17 May

(Thu-Sun)

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

19-21 May

(Tue-Thu)

C&G Leve l 2 cityandguilds Design Course (Unit 201/202) Daffodil Barn

25-26 May

(Mon-Tue)

Paper Marbling Daffodil Barn

29 May

(Fri)

Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
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 2 cityandguilds First Award – Leather Case Binding (Unit 220)

26 Jun

(Fri)

Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
July 2020

6-8 Jul

(Mon-Wed)

C&G Level 3 cityandguilds Lift-off Lid Box, Portfolio & Phase Box Daffodil Barn

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  Hard Vellum Binding (Part 1) Daffodil Barn

31 Jul

(Fri)

Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
August 2020

6-8 Aug

(Thu-Sat)

C&G Level 3 Module cityandguilds Hard Vellum Binding (Part 2) Daffodil Barn
September 2020

7-9 Sep

(Mon-Wed)

C&G Level 2 cityandguilds Design Course (Unit 201/202) Daffodil Barn

21- 25 Sep

(Mon-Fri)

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

25 Sep

(Fri)

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

30 Oct

(Fri)

Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
November 2020

2-4 Nov

(Mon-Wed)

C&G Level 2 cityandguilds Design Course (Unit 201/202) Daffodil Barn

9-10 Nov

(Mon- Tue)

Paper Marbling Daffodil Barn

16-20 Nov

(Mon-Fri)

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

23-27 Nov

(Mon-Fri)

C&G Level 2 First Award cityandguilds Leather Case Binding (Unit 221) Daffodil Barn

27 Nov

(Fri)

Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)
December 2020

7-11 Dec

(Mon-Fri)

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

11 Dec

(Fri)

Introduction Course (approx two hours) Tedworth House (Avon Room)