Jewellery Making

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Course Details

Subject Area
Visual Arts
Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Part Time Non Released - 32 weeks)

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If you want to work with your hands to learn jewellery making techniques and processes with semi-precious metals and experimental traditional and non-traditional materials, then this qualification is for you.
This course is taught by contemporary jewellery practitioners and will be co-delivered with a range of makers in Manchester's thriving studio environments. It is the perfect steppingstone if you want to progress on to a T Level at Level 3.
You will develop knowledge and understanding through college-based specialist workshops and then applying your learning and skills in a practical work placement and a collaborative business enterprise project.
You will learn within the brand-new industry facilities at the City Campus, which consist of specialist workshops in metals, plastics, laser cutting, 3D printing, ceramics and textiles.

An aptitude for art & design
Good hand making skills
English and Maths qualification at Level 1 or above.

Each week, you will attend a 3 hour practical session with an experienced Jewellery tutor in our fully equipped jewellery workshop. You will research and develop your designs for your jewellery in your own time, this is an essential part of the course and requires full commitment.

The course is assessed internally and moderated externally by NCFE. There will be 4 assessments throughout the year for the following units:

Use materials, tools and equipment to develop craft techniques (3credits)
Investigate creative enterprise and employment opportunities (5 credits)
Develop craft ideas (4credits)
Create, present and evaluate final craft item (3 credits)

Students who pass this course can progress on to L3 UAL Diploma in Jewellery at The Manchester College.

Depending upon your performance on this course, you may be able to progress to the UCEN Manchester, Higher National Diploma in Art & Design: Jewellery & Contemporary Design Crafts.

This is the first step, with a great deal of further study and experience, students may go on to set up their own business as an independent practitioner: become a designer maker, applied artist, workshop facilitator or work in any number of roles within the growing art and design industry.

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