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Complete Crafts

Course Code: OSC1129
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

Boost your skills in creative crafts, cake making and jewellery making in this amazing bundle!

This bundle will enable you to:

  • Gain a new hobby and develop your skills in making cakes, jewellery making, card making, knitting, candle making and much more!
  • Understand how you can create your own homemade toiletries including soaps, bath bombs and hand cream
  • Explore the basic skills, theories and approaches used to create beautiful, inventive and decorative cakes
  • Develop skills in designing, baking and decorating your own cakes
  • Learn how to create and design your own pieces of jewellery
  • Explain the main principles of card making, scrapbooking and decoupage and how to decorate them
  • Learn how to create a range of different shaped candles

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!            

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Creative Crafts

     Level 2:

     

    Unit 1: Introduction to the basic principles of knitting
    • Yarns and knitting haberdashery
    • Casting on and off
    • Increasing and decreasing
    • Basic stitches
    • Joining pieces
    • Knitting project
    Unit 2: Exploring needlecraft
    • Hand sewing
    • Machine
    • Selecting materials
    • Basting
    • Hemming 
    • Tacking
    Unit 3: Basic patchwork and quilting techniques
    • Selecting materials
    • Templates
    • Types of quilting stitches
    • Project
    Unit 4: Card making, scrapbooking and decoupage
    • Making cards
    • Decorating
    • Scrapbooking
    • Decoupage
    • Projects
    Unit 5: Homemade toiletries 
    • Health and safety considerations
    • Equipment
    • Methods
    • Storage and use of completed toiletries
    • Projects
    Unit 6: Candle making
    • Health and safety 
    • Equipment
    • Methods
    • Project

     

     Cake Making

     Level 2:

     

    Unit 1: Chemistry and Baking
    • Basic chemistry of baking
    • Functions of the main ingredients
    • Cake chemistry
    • Gluten in baking
    Unit 2: Equipment 
    • Equipment used for baking
    • Sieves
    • Electric mixers
    • Thermometers
    • Scales and measurers
    • Different types of tins
    • Liners
    • Cooling racks
    • Icing guns and smoothers
    • Spacers and levellers
    • Dowling, tiers and spacers
    • Piping and embellishing
    Unit 3: Cake Types and Fillings
    • Textures of cakes
    • Types of cakes
    • Multi-tiered cakes
    • Sculpting cakes
    • Cupcakes
    • Layer cakes
    • Cake fillings
  • Unit 4: Cake Design
    • Design a cake from scratch
    • Sketching
    • Selecting cake types
    • Equipment
    • Trial and error
    • Plan a cake
    • Potential obstacles
    Unit 5:  Icing
    • Fondant icing
    • Royal Icing
    • Butter cream
    • Marzipan
    • Sugar paste
    • Ganache
    Unit 6: Sugar Craft
    • Introduction to sugar craft
    • Piping
    • Creating flowers and petals
    • Sugar paste
    • Modelling paste
    • Texture
    • Colour visual effects

     

    Jewellery Making

     Level 2:

     

    Unit 1: Jewellery History and Design
    • History of jewellery in ancient civilizations
    • Develop design ideas
    • Design considerations for different pieces of jewellery
    • Design considerations for different materials
    Unit 2: Jewellery Tools
    • Threading tools
    • Wire tools
    • Metal work tools
    Unit 3: Beadwork
    • Different types of thread
    • Crimps in beadwork
    • Different knotting techniques in bead and threading work
    • The range of beads which can be used in beadwork
    Unit 4: Working with Wire
    • Defining the term ‘findings’
    • Techniques used in wirework
    • Function of working with chains
    • Use of memory wire
    Unit 5: Metalwork
    • Cutting
    • Filling
    • Joining
    • Texturing
    • Shaping
    • Finishing and polishing
    • Correct workshop set up for metalwork
    • Different types of metal and their applications that are used in jewellery
    • Metal work techniques
    • Finishing and polishing metalwork
    Unit 6: Decoration
    • Application of stone types and their use in jewellery
    • Readymade settings and custom settings
    • Use of clay and resin in jewellery making and decoration
    • Use of found objects in jewellery making

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which you submit to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 24 months tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you, so receiving your materials is hassle-free. You will also receive personal tutor support by email, so help is only a click away. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it simple and hassle-free. 

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive three Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards.

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What are the requirements for this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No, you will be assessed on your tutor marked assignment only.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How will I get my work assessed?

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificates to prove your knowledge in creative crafts, cake making and jewellery making.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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