City and Guilds Millinery level 2 7716 qualification
May 2017 - February 2018
September 2017 - August 2018

A small collection of hats made by City and Guilds students taught by Janie Lashford.


The course consists of 120 hours of tuition at the School of Millinery. These hours of tuition will take place 2 days a month over 10 months in succession. There will be additional work to do at home.

The course is divided into 2 parts.
   • Unit 1 Design for craft
   • Unit 2 Craft
Both units have to be taken.

The cost of this City and Guilds course is £2,200. This figure includes tuition, registration, verification and certification fees.

Hat blocks are provided by the school.
All millinery haberdashery and materials are to be paid for by the student.

Course Details


There are 4 outcomes for this unit. Candidates will be able to :

  1. Use primary colours to produce secondary colours, add black and white to produce tints, tones and shades.
  2. Explore the qualities of line and mark making.
  3. Demonstrate the relationship between shape and form.
  4. Create a range of surface textures using simple techniques.


There are 5 outcomes for this unit . Candidates will be able to :

  1. Apply basic design ideas to planning and making of the craft.
  2. Plan, prepare and manage the making of craft items to a design brief.
  3. Operate tools and equipment applicable to this craft carefully, safely and effectively.
  4. Make well constructed craft items to a design brief.
  5. Appreciate the contextual influences related to the craft.

There are 3 projects to be undertaken :

  • A blocked felt and a blocked straw hat
  • A hat made up from a drafted pattern
  • A set of 10 samples of trimmings and decorative techniques

A folder of work will also be produced

Weekend Course Dates May 2017 - February 2018

20th & 21st May 2017
17th & 18th June 2017
15th & 16th July 2017
19th & 20th August 2017
16th & 17th September 2017
7th & 8th October 2017
18th & 19th November 2017
16th & 17th December 2017
20th & 21st January 2018
24th & 25th February 2018

Weekend Course Dates September 2017 - August 2018

30th September & 1st October 2017
4th & 5th November 2017
2nd & 3rd December 2017
27th & 28th January 2018
3rd & 4th March 2018
7th & 8th April 2018
12th & 13th May 2018
9th & 10th June 2018
7th & 8th July 2018
25th & 26th August 2018

Download Enrolement Form here.

Courses now available for booking.

If you are interested in achieving this prestigious qualification that has world wide recognition, please see the Enrolement Form and/or telephone me to discuss further details on 01386 832901.