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On this course you will learn the basic skills and techniques necessary to create a piece of jewellery.

The course covers processes such as cutting, texturing, forming, joining and polishing. Inductions will be given on how to use gas torches, electrical machinery including drills and enameling kilns.

More advanced and experienced students will have the opportunity pursue their own work with tutoring and technical feedback from the tutor.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

The course will enable you to have creative freedom and create something wearable at the same time.

The first two weeks will be an introductory project to learn basic techniques and how to use the tools.

This course runs on 10 Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Please note that this course does not run during the half term/ end of term breaks. This course is designed for all abilities, from complete beginners to those who have experience making jewellery of some kind. The tutor will work one-to-one as well as in groups to help with designing and learning and perfecting making skills and techniques.

You can progress to other Learning for Leisure courses. These are run by experts in their field, with a passion for the subject and proven industry experience.

 

How I'll learn

As a beginner, you will learn the skills needed to create your own jewellery using copper or silver. From cutting metal and soldering to enameling and stone setting, you will be able to create items of jewellery with the help of the tutor.

More advanced learners will be able to work on their ideas and will have the opportunity to learn more advanced techniques throughout the course, such as granulation, fusing and reticulation.

 

How I'll be assessed

There are no formal assessments. 

 

Entry Requirements

Bring an idea (sketches, pictures) of what you would like to make and a sketchbook to take notes and make sketches.

Tools and equipment are provided. Copper and silver are available to be purchased during the class.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this course, simply click on the ‘enrol’ button. You will then be taken to an enrolment form, where you will be asked to add your contact details and payment information.

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible.

If you prefer to enrol in person, please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.