Training Courses Programme

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.

Explorer Notebook Making Days – In addition to the formal courses mentioned above there will be opportunities for Veterans to come to the Daffodil Barn and help in the production of Explorer Notebooks. All levels of bookbinding experience are welcome to assist in this Bound by Veterans project and is an opportunity for bookbinders to gain some wider experience.

COURSES AT THE DAFFODIL BARN and TEDWORTH HOUSE IN 2020 AND 2021

DATE COURSE LOCATION
January 2021 Regrettably all courses have been cancelled
February 2021 Regrettably all courses have been cancelled
March 2021
8-10 Mar             (Mon-Wed) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Artist’s Portfolio, Lift-off Lid Box and Phase Box Daffodil Barn
15-19 Mar           (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 119) Photograph album & Slipcase Daffodil Barn
23-24 Mar                    (Tue-Wed) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Simple Paper Repairs Daffodil Barn
April 2021
5-9 Apr                (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 118) – Pamphlet and Multi-Section Bindings Daffodil Barn
23-25 Apr               (Fri-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – 17thC-Style Laced-on Vellum Binding Daffodil Barn
May 2021
3-7 May               (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 2 cityandguilds (Unit 220) – Half Leather Case Binding Daffodil Barn
17-19 May          (Mon-Wed) C&G Level 2 cityandguilds (Unit 201/202) – Design and Sampling Daffodil Barn
22-23 May             (Sat-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Gold Finishing Daffodil Barn
June 2021
1-2 June               (Tue-Wed) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Re-backing a Cloth Book Daffodil Barn
7-11 June           (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 119) – Photograph Albums and Slipcase Daffodil Barn
24-27 June         (Thu-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Laced-on Bindings Daffodil Barn
July 2021
3-4 July                   (Sat-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Leather Entry Slipcase Daffodil Barn
12-16 July           (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1cityandguilds (Unit 118) – Pamphlet and Multi-section Bindings Daffodil Barn
30 July – 1 August     (Fri-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Quarter-Vellum binding over boards with paper covered sides. (Second part of course is 6-8 Aug) Daffodil Barn
August 2021
6-8 August             (Fri-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Quarter-Vellum binding over boards with paper covered sides. (This follows on from first part of course 30 Jul – 1 Aug) Daffodil Barn
September 2021
6-10 September (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 2 cityandguilds (Unit 221) – Non Adhesive Bindings Daffodil Barn
14-16 September (Tue-Thu) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Rebacking a Leather Book Daffodil Barn
20-24 September (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 119) – Photograph Albums and Slipcase Daffodil Barn
October 2021
4-8 October       (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 118) – Pamphlet and Multi-section Bindings Daffodil Barn
22-24 October     (Fri-Sun) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Quarter Leather Drop-back Box. Daffodil Barn
November 2021
4 November (Thu) C&G Level 3 cityandguilds (Diploma) – Edge Decoration Daffodil Barn
8-12 November (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 2 cityandguilds (Unit 220) – Half Leather Case Bindings Daffodil Barn
22-26 November (Mon-Fri) C&G Level 1 cityandguilds (Unit 119) – Photograph Albums and Slipcase Daffodil Barn