The Level 5 Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing is a comprehensive and practical jewellery qualification which has been created to meet the needs of the wider jewellery industry. To achieve this aim, learners have substantial contact with industry specialists and professional jewellers throughout the learning process. There are many varied career opportunities available within the industry, from designing and making jewellery, to careers in selling and marketing the product. This qualification caters to learners with ambitions across the breadth of this field. The qualification develops and enhances the complex technical skills which learners have previously achieved at level 4, while also expanding their design and creative thinking skills. The qualification covers traditional jewellery manufacturing workshop skills and computer aided design (CAD) skills in order to complete and produce both set and self-directed designs. With the changing economic climate, the growing trend of independent brands, and the diminishing number of skilled manufacturing workers within the trade, this qualification aims to meet the current needs of the industry. It will help develop learners into well-rounded practitioners with a sound knowledge in all areas of the jewellery industry, including a range of complementary skills such as: marketing concepts; art history; communicating within a design environment; and planning and managing one's own CPD.
|Qualification name||Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing|
|Awarding organisation||Scottish Qualifications Authority|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||24th August 2023|
Individuals must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully. Ideally, learners will have achieved a level 4 qualification in a relevant discipline.
To gain the Level 5 Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing, learners need to achieve 108 credits by completing the ten mandatory units from the qualification structure. The unit content comprises: Advanced Forming and Joining Techniques for Jewellery Manufacturing Apply Advanced Knowledge of Metallurgy to the Manufacture of Precious Metal Objects CAD Manufacturing Jewellery Experimental Techniques Gemmology Art and Design Context (Art History) Plan and Manage Continued Professional Development in Craft Marketing Concepts for a Business, Products and Services Communicate Information within a Design Environment Product Design Project
Delivery combines classroom based delivery in our workshops with online study.
The Level 5 Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing qualification can lead directly into employment within the jewellery industry in a variety of roles including: jewellery designer, jobbing jeweller, goldsmith or silversmith. With the inclusion of critical thinking, and presentation and marketing skills, it is also appropriate for anyone wishing to start their own business.