Course code: ICAV000P
Subject area: Homecrafts
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
9:30am - 1:30pm
Days of week:
11th May 2024 - 11th May 2024
Course location:Abingdon Campus
01235 555 585
Candle Making – Summer Flowers is a practical workshop which will enable participants to make three of their own seasonal candles (which they’ll take home on the day) and to have a good understanding of the different types of containers, wax, scents and wicks used in making container candles.
Candle safety will also be covered as well as caring for your candles to ensure they burn well.
There will be opportunity to choose different scents, containers and wax colours.
The session will take place at the Advanced Skills Centre at our Abingdon Campus.
The first candle you will make will be a seasonal scented candle and participants can choose from three beautiful summery fragrances. The tutor will explain about different types of scent, how and when to add scent to the wax as well as explaining the proportions of fragrance to wax used.
The second candle will be made in a colour of your choice and the tutor will explain how you can dye the wax in order to produce candles in any colour.
The third candle will be decorated with flowers and the participants will be able to choose from a selection of pressed flowers, petals and leaves.
Materials required: learners will need to bring an apron to protect their clothes.
To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.
Facilities at Abingdon campus:
Vending machines and Costa coffee shop
Watercoolers available, making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.
You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.
Other crafting courses like Indian Block Printing may be of interest.
No previous experience is required – beginners are welcome.
Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.
For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.
Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.
A materials fee of £10 applies.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.
Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.
If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.
Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.
The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.
Tuition Fee: £38.40
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £48.40
19+ Reduced Fee:
Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £10.00
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Teaching & learning methods used:
Lecture, demonstration, individual student practice, questions and answers
As this is a non-accredited workshop, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.