This course will enable you to take on challenging projects which will help you to further develop skills in manipulating tools, equipment and techniques to produce complex items of jewellery to a high standard.
No - this is a non-accredited course.
Courses last from 6 to 12 weeks, and sessions are usually for two hours. Please check the BAES web site www.learnbaes.ac.uk BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details.
This course is for learners who already know the basic techniques, tools and materials required to be able to independently produce items of jewellery, but who would like to stretch themselves to achieve higher standards. It would be suitable for those thinking about going on to study for a qualification in this craft, or to work in the Design and Craft sector.
You will need experience of jewellery making for this course. As your projects will involve research and taking notes, as well as calculating quantities and taking accurate measurements, you will need to have good levels of English and maths. You will have an initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.
It could lead to further courses in jewellery making techniques at Advanced Level, or to a qualification course at Level 2 or 3.
To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual, and bring the correct materials to each session.
The fees for this course do not cover the cost of equipment and materials. You will need a tool box, wire cutters, round- nosed pliers, flat-nosed pliers, a crimping tool, a bead box with compartments, beading thread and a big-eye beading needle.
We encourage learners to think about the environment whilst studying with us, as many materials such as cardboard, glass, scrap metal, and old or broken jewellery can be used to produce attractive, low-cost jewellery items.