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Making It

Learn new skills and expand your horizons in this exciting digital design and making programme.

Through practical sessions, you’ll learn a range of skills including how to use digital design software, follow a design process, and operate machinery including laser cutters and 3D Printers. You will also have access to one-to-one mentoring and supported sessions where you can experiment, prototype and test ideas for your own project.

Alongside this, there will be a schedule of specialist workshops in topics ranging from Wearable Technology to Virtual Reality, to broaden your knowledge of digital technologies and potential applications.

Making It will run from May to July 2019, and will culminate in a showcase event where you’ll have the chance the present what you’ve made to potential industry employers.

The programme is open to women aged 16+ from the Bristol county area, and people of any gender aged 16+ from South Bristol.

Applications have now closed, please contact us at if you have any questions.

Programme Outline

Successful applicants will be required to attend the following:

4 x intensive skills sessions

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 May, 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 May, 10am – 3pm

A minimum of 3 x self-led sessions (you may attend more sessions if you are able to)

Wednesday 22 May, Wednesday 5 June, Wednesday 12 June, 2 – 6pm
Thursday 23 May, Thursday 6 June, Thursday 13 June, 9am – 1pm

1 x 20 minute mentoring session

To be arranged on either: Wednesday 17 July or Thursday 18 July

Employers’ Showcase event

Thursday 25 July – 3pm – 8pm


In addition to these compulsory dates, there are other learning opportunities available in June and July, which we would encourage you to make the most of. They include Inspire Talks, drop-in access to equipment and technician support, and specialist workshops on a variety of topics.

Who should apply?

This course is open to:

– Women aged 16+ who live in the Bristol county area

– People of any gender aged 16+ from South Bristol (Ashton, Totterdown, Bedminster, Southville, Knowle, Knowle West / Filwood, Brislington, Bishopsworth, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Stockwood, Whitchurch, Hengrove, Bedminster Down, Highridge)

We particularly encourage applications from people who aren’t currently in education, employment, or training (NEET).

Is there a cost for taking part?

Taking part in the programme is FREE to you, thanks to support from our funders and partners.

Is childcare provided?

We have limited funding to support some childcare needs during the programme. To discuss options please email or call 0117 403 2306.

Are travel costs covered?

Travel to and from the course sessions are not covered.

How do I apply?

1. Complete the online application form here. If you would like support filling out the form or have any questions email or call 0117 403 2306 and ask for Fiona or Jess.

2. Complete an anonymous equalities monitoring form and e-mail it to In the ‘event attended’ box please write ‘Making It Applicant’

Applications are now open and must be submitted no later than 9am, Monday 15 April 2019.
Following shortlisting, interviews will be held week commencing Monday 22 April 2019.

Further details

If you have any questions please email or call 0117 403 2306 and ask for Fiona or Jess.

Making It is part of the Women into Digital Jobs, Education and Training (WIDJET) project. WIDJET is a West of England Combined Authority project, funded by the Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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