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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This is a course designed to assist students with their chosen hobby. College offers a wide range of art and photography courses that students may wish to attend, please browse the website for details.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course; however students need prior experience of picture framing and ideally will have attended the college's Picture Framing course.

What does this programme involve?

Students attending this course will learn how to:
- Apply principles of design and colour theory to a variety of framing tasks.
- Safely and accurately cut double, oval and multiple aperture mounts.
- Explain techniques to decorate mountboard.
- Categorise frame moulding types and identify hand finishing techniques.
- Distinguish and recommend appropriate glazing options and framing techniques.
- Identify the purpose of, and understand the use of, professional framing equipment.
- Plan a layout, and list equipment required for, an effective Picture Framing workshop.
- Compile a formula for pricing a picture framing job.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn by demonstration and supervised practical work.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring pen, paper and eraser, plus a small picture you would like to frame (no bigger than A4).

Students will be responsible for the cost of materials as used. One or two inexpensive tools will be of help; tutor will advise on the Picture Framing course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G91C Thornden School 25/4/2018 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 5 £77.00 £77.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.