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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

There are so many reasons to start up a new hobby or skill. Personal development, entrepreneurial motivation, the desire to meet new people the benefits are huge.

Armed with this valuable skill, youll have the chance to create and reinvigorate products simply for the joy of craft or to even sell as part of a business.

By the end of the course, learners should be able to re-seat a small stool or chair using either Sea-grass, Danish cord or Rattan Cane.

Learners will be provided with the basic skills to enable them to tackle further projects at home.

What will I be learning?

The subject will be taught by way of 4 x 3 hour workshops with short theory sessions and practical demonstrations, followed by supported workshop sessions. During these times, learners will be encouraged to complete their previously discussed projects. To achieve this kind of project it will require the patience and understanding involved in learning a new and, at times, demanding hand skill.

A college certificate can be gained by attendance and completion of an appropriate project.

Why is this course for me?

Youll be part of a fun, welcoming and engaged community, all keen to build on their skills and try something new.

How will my learning be enhanced?

The programme tutor, Michael, has run his own antique furniture restoration business for the last twenty years and the re-seating of chairs has been an important aspect of this work. Having gained the re-seating skills from West Dean College, the passing on of these skills, through various courses, has been an important part of Michael's work. His work across Hampshire has been a mixture of domestic, commercial and military.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Youll be taught in a dedicated, purpose built craft workshop set within the main Eastleigh College campus. Its a stimulating environment designed to really push your creativity and get you in the zone.

What do I need to sign up?

This course is suitable for all learners with an interesting in learning new hand skills to enable them to re-seat a small chair or stool.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Although some materials will be used by tutor for practical demonstrations on projects, learners will be responsible for costs of all materials and equipment used on projects. Various materials will be available to purchase from the tutor at appropriate cost.

Please bring a ''small'' chair or stool that is structurally sound but requires re-seating. A square or Trapezium shape of a maximum size of 18'' x 20'' is idea. Suggested items will be discussed with the group at the first workshop to ensure that all are suitable and appropriate for the course content and time available.

Please also bring a notepad and pen to the workshop.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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14/11/2020 - Apply Now


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10:30 – 13:30





24+: £132.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C125A Eastleigh College 14/11/2020 Sat 10:30 – 13:30 4 £132.00 £132.00 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 some 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.