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Brief description

A course for knitters at whatever stage they are at from beginners to experts

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?


Course description in brief

This course is for knitters of all experience and skill. If you can’t knit already, I will teach you and if you can you will learn new skills or brush up on those you already have.
This course is for anyone who would like to build confidence and learn new skills. If you have been out of learning or work for some time then this course could be just the course for you. We welcome people from all parts of our community with the intention of offering an opportunity for people to improve their health and well-being by being part of a friendly learning environment.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    If you can’t knit you will have at least learned the basic stitches and will probably have made at least one item.
    If you can knit there will be chances to learn new skills or to have support whilst trying something new.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?


What equipment will I need for the course?

None, wool and needles will be supplied, but if you want to undertake a larger project, you will be expected to buy your own materials. However, needles and making-up equipment can be borrowed.

What materials will I need for the course?


What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

You will be able to try out new stitches and techniques depending on your requirements. Because of the slowness of completion of a project it might be that only one project might be finished by the end of the course

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

To arrive on time. You might want to take your project home to continue working on

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will fill in a project sheet and your work will be assessed on a weekly basis

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

Use your skills for independent work or continue coming to class

How will I say what I think about the course?

Throughout the course there are set times to evaluate and review your learning and discuss issues that may be of concern to you.
If you have any problems with the course talk to your tutor, or if you feel you can’t, make an appointment with the curriculum manager
At the end of the course you will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
558a 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 16 Sep 2019 to 09 Dec 2019 (12 Sessions) Full Rate £78; R Rate £26; A Rate £6
558b 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 06 Jan 2020 to 30 Mar 2020 (12 Sessions) Full Rate £78; R Rate £26; A Rate £6
558c 2 Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 20 Apr 2020 to 13 Jul 2020 (12 Sessions) Full Rate £78; R Rate £26; A Rate £6

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.