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L1 Certificate in Textiles

Course Title:

L1 Certificate in Textiles

Course Number:

LRNR I50172


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:



Level 1


Jeni Smith

Start Date:

13 November 2020

End Date:

23 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Friday between 12:45 and 15:45

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

16 learners.

Course Information


What will I be learning?

Mandatory Units:

Unit 101 Exploring Design Ideas P13-16

Unit 102 Sampling Techniques for Textile Design P17-19

Additional Units:

Unit 103 Textile Decoration P20-23

Unit 105 Create machine embroidery samples P28-31 

Please access full details on the link below.

This course is a blend of classroom, home study and online learning.

You will need access to the Internet to join in our ZOOM sessions and an email account so that you can complete your weekly Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This helps you record your progress and get feedback from your tutor. This is a mandatory part of the course.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes - City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Textiles (7161-11)

Who is the course for?

  • People who are passionate about textiles and would like to experiment with new techniques
  • People who would to learn the creative process from concept to design and making to finished product

What do I need?

You will need a sewing machine with a darning foot

  • A3 spiral bound sketchbook
  • A4 file
  • Plastic pockets
  • pen, ruler, protractor
  • set of graphite pencils in different grades
  • watercolour pencils, paintbrush
  • coloured biros or gel pens
  • glue stick & roll of double sided tape
  • paper scissors
  • fabric scissors
  • embroidery hand sewing needles
  • tapestry needles
  • 2 metres of calico
  • 1 metre Bondaweb
  • 1 metre medium weight iron on Vilene
  • Silk paint in red, yellow, green and blue
  • 1 metre Habotai 5 silk
  • Small pieces of plain /patterned fabrics

Please ensure you bring your sketchbook, sewing kit and spectacles to every session,  if you do not it will slow down your progress.

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need:

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet
  • An email address

Are there any additional costs?

Exam/accreditation fees – £60.21

Allow £150 for materials, your tutor will advise you what you need and when. You may also find you already have suitable materials and equipment at home.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work.  Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement. 

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support.  Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs. 

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Textiles, City & Guilds Hand Embroidery level 2

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Any of our creative or other courses

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering Opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.


Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 956370 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm with late evening sessions on Mondays until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF   Find Us

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01332 956370


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