FAQs

Here you can find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the British Academy of Jewellery and its courses. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, get in touch with us directly using the button on the right-hand say.

Course fees are listed on each course page and depend on the number of teaching hours, equipment, materials, and level. 

Some learners may also be eligible for government loans or for bursaries to help with costs for certain courses. You can contact our admissions team to discuss your circumstances and eligibility for funding, a loan or bursary. 

No funding is available for short courses. 

BAJ is committed to ensuring the accessibility of courses. Depending on your age and economic circumstances, there may be learner support funds, bursaries and Advanced Learner Loans available to provide you with financial assistance for your chosen course. 

For our BA (Hons) in Jewellery Design & Manufacturing, you may be eligible to apply for student finance from the Government. 

Government funding also enables us to offer a limited number of fully funded places throughout the year to diploma students aged 16-18*, and a limited number of bursaries for others. To find out if you could be eligible, talk to one of our recruitment team.

*This funding is dependent on age, economic circumstances, prior educational qualification, usual city of residence and is not available for every course intake. We recommend that you contact our admissions team to check your eligibility. 

No funding is available for short courses.

For more information, please contact our Recruitment Team

Each course has its own specific entry requirements. Our entry-level courses, including Jewellery Fundamentals and many of our short courses, do not require prior knowledge of jewellery-making For more advanced levels of study,  previous qualifications, or prior professional experience, may be required.

All prospective diploma students are assessed through a thorough interview process so that personalised course recommendations can be made to help each learner achieve their goals.

Yes, our diploma courses are all accredited.

Our short courses are exemplary certificates and are not accredited.

We offer online short courses. The list of online courses is available here

Our diploma and BA courses offer some blended learning but cannot be taken fully online, as practical, hands-on manufacturing is an essential and significant component of these courses. 

Our list of online short courses is available here

In order to apply for an apprenticeship at the British Academy of Jewellery, you should already be employed, or have upcoming employment agreed, with the company with which you will aim to complete your apprenticeship. The British Academy of Jewellery’s apprenticeship provision does not extend to placing prospective apprentices with employers. 

When your employment is confirmed, you can contact our admissions team to find out about enrolling with BAJ as an apprentice. 

We welcome learners from ages 16 and older. Our intake of learners ranges in age from 16 to 60+, with a large percentage of mature students accessing our Further Education provision.  

As long as the course dates do not clash, there should be no reason why you could not take two at once. 

Each course has a different start date. These will be advertised on our course pages with new start dates also announced in our newsletter and on our social media. Some courses are very popular and fill up well in advance of the start date, so we recommend an early application. 

Fees for international students for diploma courses are similar to those for domestic students.

Short course fees are the same regardless of country of residence. 

The British Academy of Jewellery is committed to accessible provision and ensuring that our facilities and services do not present barriers to learning for learners with disabilities. To discuss your provision requirements further, please contact our admissions team.

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