Upcycling household waste items

Challenge reference: 5938

Notional learning hours  10
Level WTE1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Learning aim

The learner will develop an understanding that upcycling is the practice of creating a useable product from household waste items.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to upcycle an item that would normally be recycled.

  2. Be able to upcycle items made of at least two different materials.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Participate in the preparation of an item for upcycling, e.g. remove labels

    • Choose an appropriate material to use in an upcycling project

    •  Follow instructions to complete an upcycling task with appropriate support

    • Produce at least two upcycled items made from two different materials e.g. cardboard, glass and tin, with appropriate support
    • Demonstrate using practical upcycling skills with appropriate support e.g. cutting, painting and gluing