All Levels

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 182 Conc £60 Full £341 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 24/04/2018 10/07/2018 AJ3600
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 24/04/2018 10/07/2018 AJ3610
Tuesday 13:00 - 15:30 11 MAC 24/04/2018 10/07/2018 AJ3611

What will the course cover?

We will cover soldering, etching, enamelling, piercing, filing, forming, shaping, doming, wax carving, roll printing, basic hinges & joints, chain making, box making. Finishing and polishing, making findings, drawing wire, laminate inlay, forging (i.e. a taper). Those with more experience may cover higher level skills including:

Who is the course for?

For those with some experience. You will develop your skills by takling projects that explore the mediumof jewellery making and broaden the spectrum of techniques you are able to use. Also for people planning to start their own business, individuals who are interested in working within the jewellery trade.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

This course is for those with some experience who would like to learn more.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Put into practice health & safety procedures relating to materials and equipment. Use basic metal working techniques including sawing, filing, bending, hard soldering and annealing. Fabricate a ring.

How is the course organised?

There will be practical demonstrations, formal instruction, practical experience and individual tuition.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Some design work may be advised, as may some practical work such as finishing. Visits to museums and other research will also support your progress.

How will my progress be assessed?

Progress is assessed through discussing the work individually and in groups and recorded in your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal/ sketchbook

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue in the same class to increase your skills by tackling different projects. Use your work to form a portfolio for application to further or higher education courses. Apply for work with a jewellery company.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

We have a fully equipped jewellery workshop containing large items of equipment as well as tools. You will be required to supply materials for your projects (your tutor will advise). It is good practice to keep a sketchbook for design work, ideas and notes.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.