Bead And Metalwork All Levels

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 206 Conc £84 Full £383 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 18/09/2019 04/12/2019 AJ1618
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 08/01/2020 25/03/2020 AJ2618
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 21/04/2020 07/07/2020 AJ3611
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 22/04/2020 08/07/2020 AJ3618

What will the course cover?

On this course you will design and make pieces of jewellery combining beadwork and traditional jewellery-making techniques such as: soldering; attaching of findings/ beads and polishing items to create unique and wearable pieces of jewellery. Returning learners are welcome as each term offers a new theme and the opportunity to learn new techniques and improve previously learned skills.

Who is the course for?

Beginners or intermediate learners. The course will also benefit people who need a refresher course. Great for people planning to start their own business, individuals who are interested in working within the jewellery trade or anyone hoping to explore their creativity.

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

None, this course is suitable for you whatever your experience as you will progress at your own pace to reach your full potential.

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

Design and make pieces of jewellery combining beadwork and traditional jewellery-making techniques. Use samples made in class & techniques learned to create personal projects. Work with tools and equipment safely and correctly. Have created at least one finished piece of jewellery using metal, wire and beads.

How is the course organised?

The tutor will use a range of teaching methods during the course which will include the following: demonstration- both group and individual, one to one tuition, group work, assessment of progress, observation, discussion and question and answer sessions. People learn in different ways and have different needs which will all be taken into account. For example visual and written handouts will be used, or handouts with extra large print when required.

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?

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

Continue in the same or similar classes 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 larger machinery as well as a range of hand tools for students to use.

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 (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.