national diploma in calligraphy – foundation 


The National Diploma is open to CLAS members only for assessments held from 2021. 

For modular entries, you will need to be a member for all years in which you submit work for assessment.

Work for the CLAS National Diploma in Calligraphy Foundation level is submitted in three modules. For the annual assessment you may submit the modules individually, in groups, or all at once. You may also repeat a module to improve marks. 

Entry Fees 

Foundation – Assessment: £60 (all modules in one year) or Modular £90 (submission over several years). 

Re-assessment of a module: £20 

Return postage must be added to the fee. The parcel must not weigh above 4kg 

UK £15, EU £36, all other countries £45 

If you send your work in modules over a period of years (maximum 5 years) you must pay the full fee the first year and then pay return postage each year that you send a parcel. 

Diploma Administrator details: Rebecca Osborne,
1 Frys Farmhouse, School Lane, Stedham, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 0NY

If you have any queries on the Diploma, you can email CLAS at :

National Diploma in Calligraphy – Foundation level 

Foundation Hints: Module A 

All levels: Module A, General 

Module A, Analysis of a script


Bank transfer- CAF Sort Code 40-52-40 Account 00031828

Cheques – pounds sterling made payable to CLAS or Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society

For non UK residents PayPal 























images courtesy of previous entrants to Diploma – Foundation level