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Post by cb on Thu 26 May 2011 - 20:39

Saw this advertised in a magazine today www.craftqualificationscentre.com. Sounds intersting.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Thu 26 May 2011 - 21:26

Curious. They say that the 'NCFE' are the awarding body, but don't elaborate as to who/ what they are?

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Post by supergran on Thu 26 May 2011 - 21:45

To me it sounds a right con, I could print out a certificate giving you a qualification in paper crafting if you want, very cynical me sorry.

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Post by Maria on Thu 26 May 2011 - 21:48

its a bit expensive too.

but a nice idea and it would be nice to have something to work towards.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Thu 26 May 2011 - 22:05

Yeah I think it maybe a con.... Looks like they've ripped images off other sites as recognize that dog picture they're using

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Post by Lorraine on Thu 26 May 2011 - 22:45

That advert is in a lot of magazines too, I saw it in one of mine last week.

I have to ask...why would anybody WANT a certificate in paper crafting? I mean, where's it going to get you?

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Post by Guest on Thu 26 May 2011 - 22:47

Naff
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Post by Lorraine on Thu 26 May 2011 - 23:03

lol!

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Post by lyndaejane on Fri 27 May 2011 - 9:51

Lorraine wrote:I have to ask...why would anybody WANT a certificate in paper crafting? I mean, where's it going to get you?

Erm - I have City & Guilds in Design & Craft (Papercraft)!

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Post by Lorraine on Fri 27 May 2011 - 13:07

Oh. Well, that's good Lynda but can you explain the purpose? I still don't quite get it.

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Post by lyndaejane on Fri 27 May 2011 - 15:10

I'm sure it would stand me in good stead if I taught at college (although would need the certificate or whatever it is for teaching as well) but, like all the similar C & G craft courses (embroidery, patchwork and quilting etc) it isn't a shoe-in to a particular job in life, at least not like C & G Plumbing or such.

For me, it was a revelation: I was one of the many at school who, because they couldn't draw or paint, was chucked aside on the scrapheap of the art department. I spent the next 40 years of my life thinking I was "no good at art". But when I'd finished this course, I was in no doubt that I had as much right to call myself an artist as those who could draw and paint: the improvement in my confidence was immeasurable.

Anyway, I'm very proud of having completed the course and even have my C & G certificate hanging on the wall of my craft room.

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Post by Maria on Fri 27 May 2011 - 20:25

well i can understand that Lynda, and well done for working at it, its always nice to have aims and goals and your stuff certainly is lovely and its good that this helped your crafting confidence, it allows you to speak with a certain authority and I dare say it was quite good fun too.

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Post by Lorraine on Fri 27 May 2011 - 22:45

Well, I can understand that too Lynda and must admit, I'd never thought of it by way of teaching and stuff.

A C & G is a well recognised qualification though and all power to you for getting it, but this certificate...well, I think it's just another off shoot of the popularity of the hobby and not worth much. Although, obviously I could be wrong and maybe it's the first step to a C & G or something.

I doubt I would consider this certificate (without much more info) and yet, I'd have no probs considering a C & G.

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Post by lyndaejane on Sat 28 May 2011 - 5:26

Fun at times, Maria, but a lot of work - and a bit scary sometimes, too, as it was difficult forgetting that I was no good at art! Thankyou for your compliment: one day I might show you my first attempt at collage on the course, and you'll see quite how far I've come!

I suspect you're right, Lorraine, and this "course" is just playing on the popularity of the hobby. Looks to me like, as long as you can make cards or scrap, you'll get the so-called qualification. The C & G course is actual Paper Craft: what you do with it only shows in your three exam pieces (and we didn't make a single card).

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Post by Scatty on Sat 28 May 2011 - 11:03

Well done on the C&G Lynda, I remember we talked about it at Coventry. Lot of work goes into doing them. I did my needlework/sewing one when I was at school, so many many years ago, the 0 level teacher repeatedly had me take my work down and redo it and one day I took it to the head of department and asked her why? what is wrong with it? she said 'nothing is wrong with it', looked into the situation and said that I should join her evening class C&G, as it turned out the other teacher didn't like that I was so quick at sewing. Thats how I got mine.
Quite a few years ago one was set up for Cross Stitching, I couldn't quite understand that one as there isn't anything very difficult about that but loads of people did it and posibly still do. So this could well go the same way and have loads of people do it. I think I'd rather spend on stash personally. Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Mon 30 May 2011 - 19:20

I have considered a qualification, it would be an addition to the teaching /tutor ones i have. but it was also mentioned once when the art teacher at work wanted me to take a bigger role. as usual nothing came of it x

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