Fundamentals - Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing

1. Course details

Qualification name Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Scottish Qualifications Authority
Course webpage
Course type Classroom based
Course hours PartTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost description Please enquire for further information, pricing may vary based on eligibility criteria. Advanced learner loans may be available for eligible 19+ learners []. This course may be free to eligible 16-18 learners.
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

Learn the foundations of professional jewellery manufacturing and design, in the most comprehensive and practical beginner’s jewellery course in the UK. During the 10 months of this accredited and Ofqual regulated course, you will learn the essential and basic 2D and 3D design and manufacturing skills for jewellers. Hundreds of contact hours with a range of industry specialists and professional jewellers will provide an insight into the industry and help you to take the first step towards developing the creative and technical skills required to become a jeweller. The emphasis of the course is to provide you with a foundation of knowledge and fundamental technical, design and production skills to be able to begin a career in jewellery. Modules are delivered in a series of creative technical projects to provide an exciting jewellery education. This course is the ideal stepping stone to progress onto BAJ’s three-year Diploma programme in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing. Our practice-based Diploma is taught at our Hatton Garden jewellery workshops, where you will have access to all the tools and equipment within our professional studios. Based in the heart of London’s Jewellery Quarter, Hatton Garden, you’ll be close to industry and culture, as well as excellent transport links. A dedicated team of tutors with years of jewellery industry experience will be teaching and guiding you through the entire course – our personal and hands-on approach to training guarantees that each student receives unparalleled tutor contact time.

3. Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners including: those with no prior experience of the industry those who have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in Jewellery Manufacturing people in employment within the jewellery sector who wish to enhance their career prospects individuals who wish to start their own business adults wanting a change of career

4. What you'll learn

This is primarily a competence-based qualification in which learners will acquire the required knowledge and skills through both on-the-job experience and in a learning environment. To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing learners need a total of 99 credits (990 hours of total qualification time). This comprises: 71 credits from the 10 mandatory core units, plus 28 credits from the mandatory units in either pathway 1 or pathway 2 The mandatory core units cover research, design and making — including CAD designs and CAM prototypes. There are also units on critical thinking skills and knowledge-based units relating to art history and the jewellery industry. There are five additional mandatory units to complete if following pathway 1. These allow learners to develop and perfect a range of basic jewellery and silverware manufacturing skills — including cutting, filing, joining and polishing jewellery and silverware components.

5. How you'll learn

The qualification includes both practical and theory based components, so is delivered as a mixture of workshop and online or classroom based learning.

6. What you'll need to bring

Learners are likely to want to invest in their own tools but we are able to provide some equipment on loan. Learners may wish to invest in their own materials.

7. How you'll be assessed

Multiple assessment methods are used including written assignments, project work and tests.

8. Next steps

Learners may progress to Level 4. This includes the first stage of a three-year learning programme incorporating Levels 4–6. The qualification can also lead directly into employment within the jewellery industry in a variety of roles including: jewellery designer, jobbing jeweller, goldsmith or silversmith. The qualification also includes critical thinking, presentation and marketing skills, so it is ideal for anyone wishing to start their own business.

9. Venue

Name London - Holborn Viaduct
Address Morley House
26 Holborn Viaduct
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Phone 0207 405 0197

10. Other venues and dates

Venue Start date Options
Birmingham - New Assay Office 01 September 2020 View course