Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
If you enjoyed our beginners jewellery course, or have some prior experience from elsewhere then this course is for you. It will further develop your design and production skills while helping you discover and nurture your own style. Your first project will be to design a piece of jewellery using a cabochon stone. If stone setting is new for you, a simple pendant is an ideal place to start and you will be shown how to make a bail. Progressing onwards, you may wish to make a ring with the ring size filed into the setting. You will have the opportunity to explore new techniques and create more complicated pieces, such as pendants, earrings and bracelets. Beyond the initial sessions, topics covered will be guided by your designs as each of you will have projects that present different technical challenges; as such there is an emphasis on peer learning.
Materials for setting and bails are provided by the college. You will need to buy stones and additional materials for your designs.
This course runs on a Tuesday evening 1830-2100
Tutor Sarah Silve
Sarah began working in the jewellery industry in 1990 and was a model making assistant for a costume jewellery manufacturer. She graduated from Buckinghamshire College in 1995 with a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (silver/metal) and worked at the bench for an independent retailer. With an interest in emerging technologies she joined The Laser Group at The University of Liverpool undertaking a PhD in Laser Forming and Creative Metalwork. Sarah spent some years as a researcher and a lecturer in Product Design at Brunel University. She decided to return to practice in 2013 and attended the Bishopsland postgraduate silversmithing programme.
This course is suitable for learners with previous
After completing the
course you can book on to further blocks. Alternatively, you may wish to work
at a large scale and try silversmithing. As a beginner on that course you would
make a bezel box, but you would have the skills to embellish the box with a
There is no formal assessment on this course
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.