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Upcycling Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / PI232

Upcycling is the process of reusing and refashioning old or discarded objects or materials and turning them into something useful and often beautiful.



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course duration: 240 hrs

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Course Description

The aims of this Diploma course are to allow learners to develop their skills and knowledge in upcycling, including:

  • The financial benefits of upcycling
  • Ideas and items to upcycle
  • Upcycling clothes
  • Upcycling furniture
  • Step by step projects

The course is designed to give the learner an understanding of upcycling and what can be achieved by it. It gives details on why we should be upcycling rather than buying new all of the time and the benefits of taking time to change and alter old worn items into something wonderful and individual. The course gives instructions on the materials that are needed to complete a project, from furniture to using old worn t-shirts and making rugs.

Upcycling is making use of items which no longer have a purpose to us. The old chest of drawers in the spare bedroom for instance which was very trendy 20 years ago, but is now tired and worn can have new life put back into it. Many people have upcycled items for years without even realising it. This is more apparent in larger families who have passed items of clothing down from one person to another. A denim jacket, for instance, may have been worn for a couple of years, then it was passed down or along the family. The new owner may have put badges or patches onto it to make it more individual. This is upcycling.

Couples who have just moved into their new home cannot always afford brand new furniture and are grateful for the sofa that was given to them by a friend. It may not have been the colour that they wanted, so they buy some throws and cover the sofa with them. Instantly, they have a new sofa in the colour or design which suits their surroundings. The sofa has been given a new purpose, it has been updated and made more desirable. This results in the couple saving money and the friend who gave it to them has not had to take the sofa to the landfill.

Within the programme there are a mixture of module types requiring a range of responses, including descriptive answers and the completion of knowledge based activities.

Modules

  • Module 1: What is Upcycling?
  • Module 2: The Benefits of Upcycling
  • Module 3: Items to Upcycle
  • Module 4: Upcycling Fashion
  • Module 5: Upcycling Furniture
  • Module 6: Decorative projects and the use of decoupage
  • Module 7: Running an upcycling business

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is required to take this programme of learning. The Upcycling course is available to anyone wishing to learn more about the options available for reusing and refashioning old furniture and used clothing. You can start the Upcycling Diploma at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration, with full tutor support.

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their knowledge through a mix of questions which require a range of responses from the learner. This will include descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities. 

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of their customers.

Support

You will receive the course manual and assignments plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team is also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

Unlimited support for one year is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Course Description

The aims of this Diploma course are to allow learners to develop their skills and knowledge in upcycling, including:

  • The financial benefits of upcycling
  • Ideas and items to upcycle
  • Upcycling clothes
  • Upcycling furniture
  • Step by step projects

The course is designed to give the learner an understanding of upcycling and what can be achieved by it. It gives details on why we should be upcycling rather than buying new all of the time and the benefits of taking time to change and alter old worn items into something wonderful and individual. The course gives instructions on the materials that are needed to complete a project, from furniture to using old worn t-shirts and making rugs.

Upcycling is making use of items which no longer have a purpose to us. The old chest of drawers in the spare bedroom for instance which was very trendy 20 years ago, but is now tired and worn can have new life put back into it. Many people have upcycled items for years without even realising it. This is more apparent in larger families who have passed items of clothing down from one person to another. A denim jacket, for instance, may have been worn for a couple of years, then it was passed down or along the family. The new owner may have put badges or patches onto it to make it more individual. This is upcycling.

Couples who have just moved into their new home cannot always afford brand new furniture and are grateful for the sofa that was given to them by a friend. It may not have been the colour that they wanted, so they buy some throws and cover the sofa with them. Instantly, they have a new sofa in the colour or design which suits their surroundings. The sofa has been given a new purpose, it has been updated and made more desirable. This results in the couple saving money and the friend who gave it to them has not had to take the sofa to the landfill.

Within the programme there are a mixture of module types requiring a range of responses, including descriptive answers and the completion of knowledge based activities.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is required to take this programme of learning. The Upcycling course is available to anyone wishing to learn more about the options available for reusing and refashioning old furniture and used clothing. You can start the Upcycling Diploma at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration, with full tutor support.

assessment

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their knowledge through a mix of questions which require a range of responses from the learner. This will include descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities. 

support

Support

You will receive the course manual and assignments plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team is also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

Unlimited support for one year is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

  • Module 1: What is Upcycling?
  • Module 2: The Benefits of Upcycling
  • Module 3: Items to Upcycle
  • Module 4: Upcycling Fashion
  • Module 5: Upcycling Furniture
  • Module 6: Decorative projects and the use of decoupage
  • Module 7: Running an upcycling business
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of their customers.