Jewellery Making

Award Visual Arts

Course Details

Subject Area
Visual Arts
Age Group

City Campus Manchester
(Evening Only - 19 weeks)

City Campus Manchester
(Part Time Non Released - 10 weeks)

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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

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

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.

Students who pass this course can progress on to Jewellery Making – Mixed Media Level 2 (NCFE L2 Award in Creative Craft) at The Manchester College.

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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