Design, Make, Sell Programme | BAJ


Jewellery Making
(Limited spaces available)

Jewellery Making – (Limited spaces available)


Design, Make, Sell: BAJ’s subsidised programme in London in jewellery design and manufacturing.

Gain the skills required to go into a career in the jewellery industry on this fully subsidised programme.


Our Design, Make, Sell programme is suitable for those who have an interest in jewellery and would like to progress onto further study or into employment in the jewellery industry. On this programme you will gain knowledge and essential skills in jewellery manufacturing and 2D design and skills required for a career in jewellery. This will include developing problem-solving skills, entrepreneurship, and personal development. 

The course will give you an introduction to the process of designing and making jewellery, along with the opportunity to learn and develop technical skills to create your own unique piece.  Additionally, you will receive a thorough introduction to entrepreneurial and employability skills, bolstered by a primer into jewellery retail knowledge and customer service.

Workshop sessions start with basic piercing and filing exercises in metal, exploring ways of shaping metal, an introduction to texturing metal and a chance to try your hand at basic soldering. Alongside this, design sessions encourage you to experiment with different materials to generate design ideas and get the creative juices flowing. You will explore how to design items of jewellery that make use of your new workshop skills, and will produce designs for a bespoke jewellery collection. The course culminates in the production of a piece of jewellery from these designs, which is accompanied by guidance on how to market and promote yourself as a jewellery entrepreneur.

You will have the opportunity to progress onto further study within other BAJ Diploma courses.


On this course, you will gain the following qualifications:

City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques in 2D

Explore design ideas, create a concept for a product and use sampling techniques for 2D. 

SQA Level 2 Certificate in Jewellery Manufacturing

Gain knowledge and basic skills in using tools to cut, pierce, file, and produce jewellery or silverware components. 

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills 

Learn the fundamental skills of what it takes to build your own business. 

iCQ Level 1 Certificate in Retail Knowledge

Develop your knowledge of the retail sector with a view to gaining employment in retail. 

iCQ Level 1 Certificate Personal Development and Employability Skills
Develop and enhance skills required for the working environment. 

iCQ Level 2 Certificate Customer Service
Develop your skills in providing an excellent customer experience.


Level: Beginners

Entry requirements:

In order to be eligible for this course, you must be aged 19 or older and be:

  • Unemployed and in receipt of benefits: UC, JSA, ESA (WRAG)


  • In part-time employment, working less than 16 hours per week

Duration: 3 days per week (MTW) for 16 weeks, from 9.30 a.m – 4.00 p.m. 

Location: London

Next start dates: October 2021


Upon successful completion of our Design, Make Sell programme, you will be given the opportunity to progress onto our Level 3 programme, Jewellery Fundamentals, where you can learn the fundamentals of professional jewellery manufacturing and design in the most technically comprehensive and practical beginner’s jewellery design and manufacturing course in the UK.

Call 020 7405 0197 to book your place. 

For more information contact admissions.

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