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Learn to identify and understand gemstones on our Gemmology for Beginners short course. Taking place over two days, this programme will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of gemmology: the science of gemstones.

Next start dates: 21 – 22 May 2022 

Discover enamelling with our Jewellery Bench Skills: Enamelled Earrings or Pendant short course. This two-day course will teach you how to use enamels safely and allow you to explore a range of decorative enamelling techniques with which you can bring bold and beautiful colours into your own jewellery pieces.

Next start date: 26 – 27 May 2022

Develop an in-depth understanding of diamond grading over the course of two days. The ideal follow-up to our Beginners programme on the same subject, our Diamond Grading for Intermediates course explores a series of advanced topics that will effectively equip you to expertly identify and grade diamonds.

Next start date: 18 – 19 June 2022

Deepen and develop your understanding of gemmology as you explore professional techniques for identifying and categorising gemstones on our two-day Gemmology for Intermediates course.

Next start dates: 9 – 10 July 2022

Our three-day Jewellery Bench Skills: Chain-making short course will enable you to incorporate chain-making into your jewellery-making skillset while learning different styles and techniques. Chain-making is an excellent way to practise manufacturing techniques such as soldering, forming, and finishing and gain confidence in the workshop.

Next start dates: 18 – 20 July 2022

Learn to use complex stone settings in your jewellery designs, expanding both your skillset and creative horizons. Intended for jewellers and jewellery students with some setting experience, particularly for those who have completed our Stone Setting Techniques: Beginner programme, our intermediate stone setting course will allow you to explore more intricate setting techniques.

Next start dates: 1 – 3 August 2022


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.

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

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