We have now created the ultimate learning curve for the serious new sign creative.


The 3 month timeline training program includes workshops and on site training alongside myself on real, live London signwriting projects as well as your own research project.

The program of learning is as follows:


3 Weekends: 6 days in total of solid studio practice

5 days live: mixing days on site and in the studio



  • Studies will include Kit creation, care and maintenance. The history of painted lettering, design and typographic structure.
  • Brush control, painted formats, Sans-serif, Roman and Cursive lettering.
  • Freestyle projects. Site work, setting your trend and securing your field of specialisation.

Learning summary: written 1500 word component to collate your notes and learning material. Submitted after the SMA



Going on site live requires a certain mindset and determination. If you feel you have what it takes to make it as a signpainter apprentice and new pro, then the following process is required to ensure you will progress in line with the high standards this course sets.

Students will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. CV to include recent work and summary of interests in the traditional lettering industry
  2. Supporting application summary 250-500 words
  3. Telephone interview.


Award – ABBE Built environment

You will receive an undergraduate diploma Level 1-2 award on successful completion of your course.



1150.00 (including enrollment fees)

Student Loans are available for this course.

Please email me for further information info@ngssignsmiths.com



If you are a UK national and studying your first Honours degree with the Art School you are most likely eligible for support from the Student Loan Company (SLC). Student loans can cover maintenance as well as up to £6,000 of your fees. Further information on all aspects of student funding is available at:www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance and http://www.sfengland.slc.co.uk for residents of England, http://www.saas.gov.uk for residents of Scotland, http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk for residents of Wales, and http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk for residents of Northern Ireland

If you are a student from another EU /EEA country and have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of three years you may also be entitled to assistance from the Student Loan Company. While the loans may be available to assist with fees, maintenance awards are very unusual. For further information please consult http://www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance-eu.

Assessment fees:  £84.00



Nick Garrett

NGS London