Birmingham diploma course

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The British Academy of Jewellery offers a Diploma Programme in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing.

The BAJ Diploma Programme provides the essential skills and experience necessary to succeed in the creative sector as well as contribute to the growth and success of the industry at a local, national and international level.

The programmes are intended to develop creative design and making skills , in addition to the entrepreneurial skills needed to build or support a business, and produce an imaginative and versatile designer maker that is able to respond, adapt and lead in the dynamic and fast-changing jewellery industry.

LOCATION
Birmingham
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DURATION
1 years
FREQUENCY
2 days a week
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Why study with us?
Learn from the best
Learn from tutors with years of industry experience across a breadth of jewellery & creative disciplines.
Individual approach
Our intimate class sizes and regular
1-to-1’s ensure that you get the individual support you need to flourish.
Benefit from our relationships
We have valuable partnerships with companies such as Cartier, Graff,
Tiffany & Co. and Goldsmith.
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Learn the foundations of professional jewellery manufacturing and design, in the most comprehensive and practival beginner’s jewellery course in the UK.

During this accredited course, you will learn the essential and basic 2D Design, 3D Design, and manufacturing skills jewellers need.

With a large amount of contact hours with a range of industry specialists and professional jewellers, you will gain an insight into the industry and take the first step towards developing the creative and technical skills required to become a jeweller.

As a foundation course in to the subject, this course is the ideal stepping stone to progress onto our 3-year Diploma programme in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing.

Jewellery Manufacturing
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Design
Theory
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START DATE OPTIONS
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DURATION
10 months
QUALIFICATION
L3 Diploma in Jewellery Design & Manufacturing
What you will learn
Jewellery Manufacturing
  • You will learn to maintain and prepare the workshop
  • Mark out and measure materials, use tools to cut, pierce and file jewellery and precious metal objects
  • Use equipment to permanently join jewellery or silverware components
  • Design and make models for use in lost wax casting (a process by which a sculpture is cast from an original sculpture in wax)
  • Polish and finish it to industry standard
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Produce CAD designs for precious metal objects
  • Produce CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) prototypes for precious metal objects
Design
  • Research and respond to a brief
  • Produce designs for production
  • 2D drawing design
  • Design critical thinking
Theory
  • Maintain knowledge of the jewellery industry, allied trades and related technologies
  • The history and social impact of creativity and it’s influence on design
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
Entry requirements
No prior knowledge or skills are required to take the course but prior jewellery knowledge may be advantageous.
Fees
£6,421
UK/EU Students
Advanced Learner Loan
£6,921
UK/EU Students
Privately funded
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What our students say
I am doing my Level 3 jewellery manufacturing as an apprentice technician at the BAJ. I am delighted by the content of the programme offering us solid knowledge in jewellery manufacture. It is also pleasant to collaborate with the entire BAJ team, as I have had the opportunity to work with marketing, enrolments and external companies such as The New Designers exhibitions.
Agnes Wequin

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Our courses are designed to provide you with the technical craftsmanship, creative thinking and entrepreneurial approach to design, make and build your own jewellery brand.

As well as giving you the skills you need, we’ll introduce you to our close relationships with small and large employers, and key industry experts in the field, putting you at the forefront of the jewellery industry in the UK and globally.

Our Learner Services team is also on hand to provide you with careers advice and guidance, and you will be able to access our database of current jobs and Apprenticeship vacancies in the jewellery industry.

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The start of your career
The Academy has close relationships with small and large employers, and key industry experts in the field, putting our Diploma students at the forefront of the jewellery industry in the UK and globally. BAJ’s involvement with the sector ranges from educating individuals wishing to enter the trade, apprentices and industry experts wishing to upskill.


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FAQ’s
The Government recognises that some of our course can help young people to get a job in the jewellery industry and therefore through grant funding enables us to make them virtually free to young people aged between 16-18, and at a lower rate for others.
Depending on your age and economic circumstances there are also payment programmes, learner support funds, bursaries and 24+ loans available. To find out more talk to one of our Student Services team on 020 7405 0197 or email admissions@baj.ac.uk.
Absolutely. Our diploma courses are all accredited by City and Guilds. Our short courses are exemplary certificates but at the moment are not accredited.
Each course has its own specific entry requirements. For the Level 2 courses, there are no entry requirements whatsoever, just enthusiasm and willingness to learn! As the courses get more advanced, the predecessor course or proven experience in the trade of equal worth are required.
We welcome all International students, over the years we have had learners join us from all over the globe. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide CAS numbers to non EU nationals to enable them to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
We have a strong policy to not discriminate or treat unfavourably anybody who has any form of disability. We appreciate that all disabilities, both mental and physical affect people in different ways. As such, try and accommodate each individual student as best we can. To discuss this with someone in our admissions department, please email info@baj.ac.uk and for more information contact us or call us on +44 (0) 20 7405 0197.
What our students say
Thank you so much for everything this year, you’ve all been great and I feel one step closer to achieving my goals.
Heather Ecola

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