London Short Courses | BAJ


Our two-day intensive course in Gemstone Studies will guide you through the A-Z of gemstones, and equip you with the knowledge which will enable you to recognise and sell commercially important gemstones. 

Next start dates: 19th – 20th June 2021

Our two-day intensive course for intermediate gemstone study will guide you through six blocks of coursework of gemstones.

Next start dates: 8th-9th May 2021

This five-day wax carving for jewellery course will cover all the basic techniques required to produce beautifully hand-carved pieces of jewellery in wax.

Next start dates: 26th-30th July 2021 / 16th-20th August 2021

In this three-day ring making workshop you will explore and experiment with a range of ring making techniques and complete 3 finished rings in sterling silver: a textured ring, a ring with a cabochon stone, and a spinner ring.

Next start dates: 2nd-4th August 2021 / 23rd-25th August 2021 / 1st-3rd September 2021

In this two-day course you will learn all the fundamental skills required to create handmade jewellery using Precious Metal Clay (PMC).

Next start dates: 5th-6th August 2021 / 26th-27th August 2021

This intensive course will take you through an intensive project in which you will create all the component parts of a traditional Victorian cluster ring.

Next start dates: 9th-13th August 2021

This intensive course will take you through a series of exercises designed to create muscle memory when working with hand tools,

Next start dates: 5th-9th July 2021

Explore and refine a range of fundamental jewellery making skills and create a bespoke and handmade textured bangle.

Next start dates: 19th-22nd July 2021

Explore and refine a range of fundamental jewellery making skills and create a bespoke and handmade layered pendant.

Next start dates: 12th-15th July 2021

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

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

Next start dates: October 2021


For industry professionals and university graduates looking to develop their skillsets, school leavers looking to get a taste for a career in jewellery and jewellery enthusiasts, we have short courses for you.

The British Academy of Jewellery offers a wide selection of hands-on jewellery design, CAD, manufacturing and gemmology courses created to provide an intensive learning experience, spread normally between 1 to 14 days.

We also offer bespoke CAD programmes where our tutors can design and deliver courses tailored to your needs.


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

Study at BAJ

Learn from the best: Design your collection under the watchful eye of our Master Goldsmiths and tutors with years of industry experience.

See all London has to offer: The epicentre of creative expression and culture

Quality tutor time: Intimate class sizes ensure our students get the support they need to succeed.

Begin a career in jewellery: Our courses and apprenticeships are designed to prepare you for the next step

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