Course Details

  • This qualification is designed to enable students to gain basic skills in jewellery while pursuing their own creative ideas through a series of set practical projects. It encourages students to research the work of designers and other sources to develop their own craft ideas; present and communicate their ideas to others (gathering visual images, simple sketches, working drawings, samples and technical annotations in a portfolio of work) and to plan, produce and reflect upon their final craft item(s) which will be exhibited at the end of the year show.

    • Marking and measuring
    • Cutting and forming metal sheet and wire
    • Texturing
    • Soldering
    • Riveting
    • Finishing and polishing
    • Fabrication of chains, rings, earrings, pendants, bangles, etc.
    • Analytical and research skills to develop your own individual style
    • Planning and design for jewellery
    • Health & Safety procedures for maintaining a safe working environment

  • • An aptitude for art & design
    • Good handmaking skills
    • English and Maths qualification at Level 1 or above

  • • There will be 3 assessments throughout the year for the following units:
    • Explore craft resources (3 credits)
    • Explore craft ideas (4 credits)
    • Create, present and review final craft item(s) (2 credits)
    • The course is assessed internally and moderated externally by NCFE.

  • This course aims to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to the L2 Certificate in Creative Craft study in craft-related areas.
    Students who pass this course could go on to NCFE L2 Certificate in Creative Craft (Jewellery) at The Manchester College.

    Depending upon your performance on this course, you may be able to progress to the full time UAL L3 Diploma in Art & Design (Jewellery Pathway) at TMC

    This is the first step, with a great deal of further study and experience, students may go on to set up their own business, become a designer maker, or get a job in the jewellery industry.

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  • The cost of this course is £300.

    You’ll find that there’s lots of different support available to help you pay for college and finance your education, including tuition fee loans, special grants and bursaries, and a number of extra funding opportunities, depending on your circumstances. You can find out everything you need to know on our dedicated Fees, Finance and Funding page.

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