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How will this course benefit me?
Following on from our beginners’ course, this course builds on your previous experience in jewellery making.
What are the entry requirements?
This is an improvers course, but it is suitable for beginners with some jewellery making experience.
What will I learn?
Building on previous skills learnt in the beginners or mixed ability course, you will follow a programme of projects to increase your skills and knowledge. During the course, you will be introduced to further skills of jewellery making, including the use of tools, workshop equipment and a range of skills needed for designing and crafting jewellery with specific application to basic making. You will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice by making practice pieces.
Please note: this course is not run as a workshop, and learners will be expected to follow the course programme and tutor-set projects. Learners must attend regularly to ensure progress.
How will the course be delivered?
A range of teaching methods will be used, including practical demonstration and application, project work, presentations and discussion.
How will my learning be assessed?
An initial assessment at the beginning of the course will establish your starting point, including skills, experience, confidence and preferred learning styles. It will also give your tutor an indication of your personal objectives. Subsequently, your tutor will be observing and discussing with you your progress at each stage making suggestions as to how to improve your skills and achieve your objectives.
What are the extra costs?
A basic tools list will be given out on the first session. Some basic equipment is provided.
You will have to buy ALL materials and consumable tools, e.g. saw blades, solder, etc.. This will amount to at least £100 for the duration of the course.
Wear an old shirt/apron.
What can I progress to next?
On completion of the course, you could progress to a course designed for those with some experience.
Health & safety requirements?
Some of the materials used (silver and copper) may (rarely) cause allergic reactions. If in doubt, please contact your medical practitioner. You will need to follow the tutor’s instructions on health and safety procedures given at the first session. NOTE: You should NOT wear open toe shoes.