BAJ response to Covid-19 pandemic

BAJ response to Covid-19 pandemic

BAJ response to Covid-19 pandemic

Last updated:  24 February 2021

Following current government guidance on the roadmap to exit the national lockdown, announced on 22nd February January 2021, BAJ will begin to open for in- person face-to-face delivery. Current learners should refer to their timetable for details on the schedule. 

BAJ is continuing the blended delivery to learners remotely through the Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas. Our academic team continue to work normal hours and can be reached by learners via email or through Canvas. Learners are expected to carry on with their lessons and take part in activities during their normal timetabled hours and full attendance remains mandatory. BAJ continues to monitor the attendance and participation of learners, as well as offering full individualised support and access to pastoral care so that they can continue to work towards their qualifications.  

BAJ regards the safety of its learners and staff as paramount, and we are continually consulting Government guidelines for how to conduct learning safely. We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to post updates as we have them.


Outside periods of national lockdown (during Tier 4 and under), the British Academy of Jewellery is operating face-to-face learning for the 2020/2021 academic year, in line with continued advice from the UK Government and Public Health England. Courses are being run with a blended online/offline delivery method to ensure the health and safety of learners while still allowing them to acquire practical skills in the workshop with the same amount of time at the bench. To help minimise the risk of increasing Covid-19 infection rates, the numbers of learners present within the college are controlled and limited to ensure social distancing. 

The British Academy of Jewellery has undertaken the appropriate risk assessments and continues to prioritise the health and welfare of students and staff.  

Safety on campus 

Find out more about how we are ensuring safety on campus and our Covid-19 health and safety measures here

Staying Safe at BAJ: Covid-19 Infographic

2020/2021 term dates

Term dates for the upcoming year remain the same.  Social distancing measures will be in place and we are working to plan for every contingency to ensure that all courses are as effective as possible.  

Elements of all courses will be delivered via tutor-led online virtual classrooms where possible to minimise the risk to students and staff.

To find out more about these measures in practice, watch our video here.


BAJ is currently accepting applications from new and progressing learners to courses scheduled for the next academic year, 2021/2022.  Interviews for prospective learners are being held via video conferencing. If you are interested in applying please follow this link.

Open Days

BAJ is scheduling virtual open days which you can register for here.  

Accredited courses

All current Diploma courses continue to run. BAJ closely follows advice of all exam boards and awarding bodies and will make adjustments as seen fit.

Online courses

BAJ’s new online courses are accessible here.

Short courses on campus

A list of short courses currently running is available here for Birmingham and here for London

Communication with current students

BAJ is communicating regularly with current students by email. Students should check their emails and Canvas messages for the latest updates and contact details of BAJ staff should they have further questions. We are on hand to support you with any safeguarding concerns you may have.

Further information

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