Upcycling Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

As our planet beckons for sustainable solutions, upcycling has emerged as a vital skillset. Explore the innovative world of creative reuse and sustainability, diving into the foundational ethos of upcycling and its environmental and economic virtues.

Discover the world of sustainability with our upcycling course, designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge for safe and enjoyable projects. Begin your journey with a solid foundation in material selection and preparation, ensuring your upcycling ventures are set up for success.

Textile enthusiasts will learn how to upcycle clothes, while those drawn to wood, metal, and glass will master the art of reshaping these materials into beautiful new pieces. Art lovers will delve into transforming discarded items into striking sculptures and decor.

Our online upcycling course also embraces the future of upcycling, marrying technology with sustainability. Discover innovative ways to repurpose outdated electronics, all while promoting responsible e-waste management. Budding entrepreneurs will receive insights on creating a sustainable business that taps into the pulse of innovation and market trends.

As you progress, you'll uncover the potential futures of upcycling and the exciting innovations on the horizon. Our curriculum is designed to intertwine theoretical knowledge with practical application, ensuring you develop skills that will enhance your personal projects.

By studying this upcycling diploma, you’ll learn about: 

  • The difference between upcycling and recycling 
  • Tools and safety protocols for upcycling 
  • Evaluating and prepping materials
  • The types of textiles best suited for upcycling 
  • How to upcycle metal, glass, and wood 
  • How to create art from discarded items 
  • The growth of eco-friendly tech solutions 
  • Sustainable upcycling business models
A man sanding a wooden chair as part of the upcycling process

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Upcycling and Recycling, What Is the Difference
  • Part 2: Understanding the Environmental and Economic Importance of Upcycling
  • Part 3: Common Materials Suitable for Upcycling Projects
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: Essential Tools Required for Upcycling Projects
  • Part 2: Demonstrate the Correct and Safe Use of Each Tool
  • Part 3: Understanding First-Aid Responses Specific to Upcycling Activities
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: How to Assess the Quality and Usability of Potential Upcycling Materials
  • Part 2: Techniques to Clean and Prepare Different Materials
  • Part 3: How to Store Materials Appropriately for Prolonged Durability
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Types of Textiles Best Suited for Upcycling
  • Part 2: Basic Sewing and Mending Techniques
  • Part 3: How to Create Upcycled Products Like Bags, Quilts or Clothing from Old Textiles
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: How to Differentiate Between Various Types of Wood and Their Uses
  • Part 2: Basic Woodworking Skills
  • Part 3: Examples of How to Transform Discarded Wooden Furniture or Scraps into New Functional Items
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Challenges and Benefits of Working with Metal and Glass
  • Part 2: Upcycling Techniques for Metal and Glass
  • Part 3: How to Create Upcycled Products With Metal
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: Inspiration From Waste Materials for Artistic Expression
  • Part 2: How to Create Sculptures, Wall Hangings and Decor Items from Discarded Items
  • Part 3: Understanding the Balance Between Aesthetics and Functionality in Upcycled Art
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Understanding e-Waste and its Environmental Impact
  • Part 2: Basic Techniques to Refurbish Old Electronic Devices
  • Part 3: Creative Methods to Repurpose Obsolete Tech Gadgets
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Understanding the Market Demand for Upcycled Products
  • Part 2: How to Develop a Sustainable Business Model Centred Around Upcycling
  • Part 3: Navigating Marketing and Branding for an Upcycle-Focused Business
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Latest Trends and Techniques in Upcycling
  • Part 2: Innovative Solutions and Materials That Can Revolutionise Upcycling
  • Part 3: How to Engage with a Community of Upcyclers to Foster Continuous Learning and Collaboration
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is tailored for the environmentally conscious, the DIY enthusiasts, the creatives, and future business leaders. Educators and environmental advocates can also leverage this course to spread awareness and train others in sustainablity practices.

If you are simply looking to infuse more sustainability into your lifestyle or seeking a fulfilling hobby, the techniques and insights offered here will be invaluable. Learn how to start upcycling with confidence and creativity in this comprehensive online course.

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Accreditations

The Upcycling Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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