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Edventure MAKE Course

12th Nov 2018 @ 09:30 - 3rd Dec 2018 @ 12:30


Edventure MAKE Course

A free, 3 week, part-time course by Edventure: Frome for 19-35-year-olds in Frome.

You’ll spend three weeks in a team designing and making products by hand from unseasoned or ‘green’ wood. You’ll work with an expert local woodworker 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
  • Make money from what you sell

Who we are looking for:

Anyone between 19-35 can apply. You don’t need any formal qualifications or experience. We are looking for a team of people with diverse backgrounds and skills 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 and 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 2nd December to take your products to the Frome Independent Market.


Please apply by clicking the green “register” button. We’ll be in touch for a chat with you to confirm whether we can offer you a place. Places are given on a rolling basis – apply early for the best chance to get a place.


Harry Samuel is a full-time woodworker and passionate about working specifically with green wood. He trained with Barnaby Carder (Barn the Spoon), worked with The Green Wood Guild and completed a yearlong apprenticeship at Cherry Wood Project. He lives on a boat and has a workshop in Frome where he makes products to order, teaches workshops around the UK and continues to develop his craft.

Nicola Tanner coordinates and facilitates the Edventure: MAKE course and manages Edventure’s team of coaches. She is a “happiness at work coach” with over 15 yrs experience of career development, coaching and facilitation, helping people make smart education, career and business choices. She enjoys empowering people from diverse backgrounds and cultures to create their own recipes for success.

What previous MAKE students say:

“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

“More confident – talking to people, promoting the course and the products. Turned a hobby (self taught) into a talent. Got into a routine of getting up early and getting into action.”

“We had to do a presentation in front of people that I was afraid of, but Edventure gave me the confidence to confront my fears and stand up and talk in front of strangers, I actually enjoyed this and showed myself that i can do things that I thought I couldn’t.”

“I have grown in confidence and can see a direction I want to go in life.”


12th Nov 2018 @ 09:30
3rd Dec 2018 @ 12:30
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07548 014066


Edventure: Frome
The Welsh Mill Hub
Frome, England BA11 2LE
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