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Stained and Fused Glass - All Levels

Our craft courses will teach you a range of creative skills you can use to start a small business making and selling your own unique products. They're also a great way to improve your dexterity, meet new people and develop an interest. 

Introduction

Students of all levels are welcome. You will receive individual advice and guidance to complete a project of your choice appropriate to your level of experience.

Traditional techniques using lead, copper foil and glass applique are taught as well as contemporary warm glass techniques - painted, fused and slumped glass.

You will be able to create a wide variety of beautiful and decorative pieces using these techniques - tiny pieces of jewellery, coasters, bowls, light catchers, lanterns, mirrors and panels for doors, windows and the garden.

Students may achieve a skill set which will enable them to gift or sell their work as well as undertake commissioned work.

Working with glass in a group situation can be relaxing and sociable but also stimulates ideas and, for many, becomes a lifelong learning opportunity and an interest with commercial potential.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Cut glass into a variety of shapes
  • Explore colour and light in order to create designs for glass projects
  • Prepare working drawings and maquettes
  • Cut and shape lead, apply copper foil and solder
  • Prepare glass for fusing / slumping in the kiln
  • Understand the processes required to complete projects to the highest possible standard
  • Use materials, tools and equipment safely

Assessment

On-going assessment and via individual progress records.

Entry Requirements

None.

Materials

Tools and materials. Some materials are available in class and are charged for as used - costs vary depending on choice of project - your tutor will advise. All necessary tools are available for students to use in class.

Next Steps

Many students go on to make and sell pieces commercially.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


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Start DateStudy ModeCampus
  • 6 Nov 2017 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:45-21:15
    Duration:
    6 weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    06/11/2017
    End:
    11/12/2017
    Code:
    CL121S1AB/TE17
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 90
    International students: ?
    £ 125
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
    Registration Fee:?
    £ 0 - 30
  • 8 Jan 2018 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:45-21:15
    Duration:
    5 weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    08/01/2018
    End:
    05/02/2018
    Code:
    CL121S2AA/TE17
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 75
    International students: ?
    £ 105
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
    Registration Fee:?
    £ 0 - 30
  • 8 Jan 2018 Part Time DayTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    15:30-18:00
    Duration:
    11 weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Day
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    08/01/2018
    End:
    26/03/2018
    Code:
    CL429S2AA/TD17
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 165
    International students: ?
    £ 230
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
    Registration Fee:?
    £ 0 - 30
  • 19 Feb 2018 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:45-21:15
    Duration:
    6 weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    19/02/2018
    End:
    26/03/2018
    Code:
    CL121S2AB/TE17
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 90
    International students: ?
    £ 125
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
    Registration Fee:?
    £ 0 - 30
  • 23 Apr 2018 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:45-21:15
    Duration:
    4 weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    23/04/2018
    End:
    21/05/2018
    Code:
    CL121S3AA/TE17
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 60
    International students: ?
    £ 85
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
    Registration Fee:?
    £ 0 - 30
  • 23 Apr 2018 Part Time DayTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    15:30-18:00
    Duration:
    9 weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Day
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    23/04/2018
    End:
    02/07/2018
    Code:
    CL429S3AA/TD17
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 135
    International students: ?
    £ 190
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
    Registration Fee:?
    £ 0 - 30
  • 4 Jun 2018 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:45-21:15
    Duration:
    5 weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    04/06/2018
    End:
    02/07/2018
    Code:
    CL121S3AB/TE17
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 75
    International students: ?
    £ 105
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
    Registration Fee:?
    £ 0 - 30

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David Craig - Stained and Fused Glass
David Craig

With a growing dissatisfaction with work life, David Craig was looking for a course that would provide more fulfilment.

"Over the last year or so of courses I have started to have ambitions towards building a business around my glass making. I have discovered (with a shock) that I am artistic and creative and the fulfilment that I get through this unexpected personal development will, I am sure, stay with me for the rest of my life."

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Fee reductions for adult short courses

 Cost of course by campus
Students who are:WandsworthTootingMerton
Receiving income-based benefits £40* £40* 50% discount**
Aged 60 or over
  • For courses costing £53 or over you'll receive 30% off
  • For courses costing less than £53, the fee will be reduced to £40*
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* There is no reduction for courses costing less than £40 
** Non-accredited courses only (courses that don't lead to a certificate or qualification)

How to apply for reduced fees

Come to Student Services at any of our campuses with payment and proof of your age or benefit status.

Accepted proof of age:

  • Passport
  • Driving license

Accepted proof of benefits:

  • A benefits letter dated from the last two months

If you're unsure whether you're eligible for reduced fees email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pop into Student Services. Check our opening times before making your journey.

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CELTA courses

There are no discounts available for any of our CELTA courses. To find out more about CELTA email us at teacher.education@south-thames.ac.uk 

Leisure courses

You might be able to get a discount on some courses if:

  • You are 60+ years of age. You may have to pay for materials on some courses
  • If you're on income-based benefit. It's usually £37 each term. You may have to pay for materials on some courses. There is no College registration fee for leisure courses.

    Please bring proof of your benefit status that is less than two months old when you enrol.

Qualification courses

Aged 16-18

You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses.

Please note that if you're applying for a reduced fee, your benefit evidence needs to be no older than two months.
Aged 19 or older not on benefits

You will have to pay tuition and exam costs and you may have to pay for materials on some courses.

Aged 19 or older on 'Active Benefits' eg Jobseekers Allowance

You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses. Please note that JSA signing on books are not accepted as proof of benefits for a reduced fee.

Aged 19 or older on other benefits eg income support

You may get a discount depending on the type or level of education you've done already. You may have to pay for materials on some courses.

New government funding for 24 and older!!

If you are taking a Level 3 or 4 course, you may be able to get a government loan to cover your course. Find out more here.

There is a College registration fee of £30 but only if you are on a qualification course that is not 'full cost'. You don't pay it if you're 18 or younger or on Active Benefits.

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For CELTA courses

Apply for CELTA courses using the application form here. If you're applying for the CELTA taster day you'll need to follow the steps below to enrol.

For courses not leading to a qualification

You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.

In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:

  • Evidence of benefits or age(if you are applying for a reduced fee)
  • Payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card)

By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:

College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX

Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.

By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.

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Advanced Learner Loan

If you're 19 or older at the start of this course and you've lived in the UK for 3 or more years, you could get a loan to help with your tuition fees. It's not means-tested, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £21,000 a year.

If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access course then go on to complete a HE course, your loan repayments will be wiped off.

The amount you'll receive depends on the course and tuition fees. The minimum is £300.

How to apply

You can apply for this loan once you've got a place on the course. After you've accepted your place we'll send you a learning and funding information letter which you need to complete your loan application. You can do this online on the gov.uk website.

For full details about the loan and eligibility, see the UK government website.

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