This qualification is designed for learners aged pre-16 and above who wish to develop skills and knowledge in craft.
Please note, this is not a GCSE but is a GCSE Level course which is why it is designed to span 2 years. This is widely regarded as level to a grade A*-C/4-9 at GCSE standard. We would recommend that you dedicate approximately 4 hours on the completion of each session, although you can of course dedicate more time than this.
Please also note, that whether this course is recognised as a GCSE equivalent by colleges and further education establishments, can vary according to location, college and even between courses at the same college. If reliant on this qualification for entry onto another course, it is recommended that you establish with the college whether or not this will aid admission, before committing to the course.
The awarding body for this qualification is NCFE, who have approved Technology Triumphs as a training provider for this qualification.
A course summary with more details on the course content is available.
Each term, a ‘Learning Pack’ will be sent via email to all participants. Within this will be an overview of the different sessions, with correlating ‘Work Booklets’ for the students to complete:
Links will be provided to YouTube videos that have been created by Technology Triumphs as tutorials to walk the student through the technical aspects of the tuition.
These videos have been created by and are demonstrated by a qualified and experienced D&T teacher, Deborah Hayward.
The parent or guardian of the student will act as the ‘tutor’ in all other aspects of session delivery – i.e, providing guidance and support when completing research tasks.
Students will need to complete practical activities under the supervision of an adult and then complete the corresponding workbooklet:
Photographic evidence of the completed practical work will need to be submitted within the workbooklet as well as occasional videologs. Guidance and support will be provided on this.
The course has been designed to cater for Home Educated families and therefore has been designed to allow flexibility in terms of delivery.
As a guidance we would suggest that approximately 3-4 hours per week be set aside to complete this qualification within the 2 year timeframe (if following a standard school term timetable). However, how you designate and manage those hours is completely flexible.
We offer a FAST TRACK option for this course. If you are able to dedicate more time per week, the course can be completed in one year. Monthly payments double but the total cost of the course remains the same. Simply choose the FAST TRACK option when booking onto the course.
A suggested schedule will be provided in order to help those who wish to work to a structure. However these are not set in stone and work can be submitted for feedback at whatever points the learner is ready to. A 'space' is secured on the course up to 12 months after the scheduled course end date, which means that learners can continue to submit work for submission up to 12 months after payments have been completed.
This is a pass or fail course rather than a graded qualification. However, feedback during the termly assessments will include a RAG tracker (Red, Amber, Green) to indicate how the student is progressing through the learning objectives. More detailed and personal written feedback will also be provided.
In order to ensure that students work is their own, a number of set tasks will require the students to complete a video submission showing their ability to conduct a practical task and explain the processes they have used.
A Facebook page; Technology Triumphs Level 2 Creative Textiles has been set up as a support group for participants on the course. You can request to join this group for more information on the course and access to the course curriculum and sample materials.
This will be a platform where anyone registered with the course can join and share ideas or ask for further guidance. It will also be a great place to celebrate the work and request feedback from peers about their products.
Technology Triumphs will run termly competitions within the page which are accessible only to those enrolled onto the course.
An initial admin fee of £20 will ensure that the learner is set up on the learning platform, Skills Portfolio. This fee is added as a covering payment to be made with the first of the monthly payments. Payment are then made in 22 monthly instalments of £25 per month, with the first payment due by 1st September 2021.
Subscription is easily set up with a payment card by using our booking platform when you reserve a space on the course.
If you are booking in June and July, you will receive a notification that your subscription is 'paused'. This is to prevent the system from automatically taking payment prior to 1st September.
Technology Triumphs is fully appreciative of the fact that circumstances may change and in order to ensure that the qualifications are made available to as many young people as possible, offers a no obligation format to their courses.
During the first year of the course, if at any point, for any reason, you wish to withdraw your child from the course, you can do so without any financial obligation.
If you wish to withdraw your child from the course during the second year of completion, after the registration fee has been paid to the exam board, the only fee payable will be of £20 (cancellation fee to the exam board).
Technology Triumphs policies, including Complaints Procedures, are available upon request or accessible via Policies page on this website.
Credit Value: 15
Total Qualification Time: 150 hours
1 Be able to use materials, tools and equipment to develop craft techniques
1.1 Assess the properties of available materials for craft item(s) including the visual and tactile qualities
1.2 Select materials, tools, equipment and techniques to support craft ideas and give reasons for choices
1.3 Use appropriate tools and equipment for selected techniques
1.4 Develop craft techniques, making effective use of materials, tools and equipment
1.5 Maintain a safe working environment by ensuring safe use of materials, tools and equipment
1 Understand the market within a chosen craft area
1.1 Explore enterprises within a chosen craft area
1.2 Explain what makes them successful
1.3 Describe the market(s) for chosen craft area
1.4 Identify opportunities in chosen market(s)
1.5 Explain the importance of listening to stakeholders when developing ideas
1.6 Explain the importance of balancing risk against the potential reward of creative ideas
1.7 Identify appropriate financial tools to support creative enterprising ideas
1.8 Identify ways to market a creative product
2 Understand employment opportunities within a chosen craft area
The learner can:
2.1 Explore employment opportunities within a chosen craft area
2.2 Describe the characteristics of an enterprising individual in a chosen craft area
2.3 Identify own strengths and areas for development within a chosen craft area
2.4 Produce an action plan for personal development/career aspirations
1 Be able to develop craft ideas
The learner can:
1.1 Use a range of different sources to develop craft ideas
1.2 Develop visual language to communicate craft ideas
1.3 Use feedback and evaluation of own work to develop craft ideas
1.4 Adapt craft ideas in response to feedback and evaluation of own work
1.5 Select preferred craft idea giving reasons for
1.6 Maintain a safe working environment
1 Be able to create and present final craft item(s)
The learner can:
1.1 Use chosen idea to create a production plan
1.2 Use selected tools, materials, equipment and techniques to produce final craft work
1.3 Display craft work in an appropriate way/setting
1.4 Maintain a safe working environment
2 Know how to evaluate the creative and craft making processes
The learner can:
2.1 Evaluate the creative process
2.2 Review final craft item to identify opportunities for improvement or further development