To enable you to develop skills in using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to produce items of jewellery such as brooches, pendants, bracelets, necklaces and ear rings.
30 hours – usually 15 weekly sessions of 2 hours.
Anyone who wants to learn about the basic techniques, tools and materials required to be able to independently produce items of jewellery to a basic standard.
No - this is a non-accredited course.
As the course involves taking notes and measurements you will need to have basic levels of English and maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.
You will learn about:
Further courses in jewellery making techniques at Intermediate level, or to a qualification course at Level 1.
You will be taught through:
Important - the fees for this course do not cover the cost of equipment and materials. There are tools at the centre for you to use to begin with, as well as a selection of beads and wires. However, as the course progresses you may want to purchase wire cutters, round- nosed pliers, flat-nosed pliers, a crimping tool, a bead box with compartments, beading thread and a big-eye beading needle, so that you can practise outside of class times. Your tutor will give advice about prices and suppliers.
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.
For the first session, you will need to bring a folder, paper and pen.
To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly, and on time. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance.
You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study, complete any homework set and bring the correct materials to each session. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.