A free, 3 week, part-time course by Edventure: Frome for 19-35-year-olds.
You’ll spend three weeks in a team designing and making products by hand from reclaimed materials that would otherwise end up in landfill. You’ll work with an expert local craftsperson to learn techniques and get stuck into the making and experimenting process before coming up with products for your team to sell at the Christmas Frome Independent Market.
You get to choose what to do with the profits.
You’ll develop business skills and explore new ways to progress towards a livelihood that matters to you.
- Try out and test creative ideas
- Meet new people and work as a team
- Make things with your hands
- Try your hand at a wide range skills needed to set up a small business
- Get help with next steps and support from a mentor
- Access to a work and study space with free internet and coffee
Who we are looking for:
Anyone between 19-35 can apply. You don’t need any formal qualifications or experience. We are looking for people who are motivated and are up for a challenge including those who are out of work, looking for a new direction and who want to gain skills and experience.
This course is free and is made possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills & Learning
Dates and times:
MAKE runs for 3 weeks on Monday-Thursday from 9.30am-2.30pm. The course times are designed to fit between school hours for parents. You will also need to be available on Sunday 6th December to take your products to the Christmas Frome Independent Market.
The theme of this MAKE Course will be announced by end of September 2020.
Follow the link to apply. When you submit your application, you’ll be redirected to a screen with a link to book an informal interview with us. Places are given on a rolling basis – apply early for the best chance to get a place.
What previous MAKE students say:
“The day of the market was the best day ever. I learned that it’s possible to have a dream, and with motivation and dedication, see that dream come true and actually hold it in your hands.” Anouska Manion
“I liked the structure and facilitation of the course and the group challenge we were set. This course has taught me a lot about ways to successfully meet future work projects.” Alex Hermon
“We are stepping out of our comfort zones; exploring new territory, taking responsibility and developing our strengths as individuals and a group.” Chloe Wykes