London Short Courses | BAJ


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: 10 – 11 June 2023

Learn how to set stones in jewellery, gaining fundamental knowledge about a wide range of setting processes and styles. Whether you’re a student enrolled in a jewellery-related course or a professional already working in the jewellery industry and looking to expand your repertoire, this three-day short course offers a thorough introduction to the stone setting skills you need to make dazzling jewellery pieces.

Next start date: 31 July – 2 August

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: 14 – 21 August 2023

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: TBA

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: 14 – 16 August 2023

Learn how to draw professional 2D jewellery designs that will allow you to visualise your jewellery pieces with our short course Orthographic Drawing. By drawing with precision and skill, you will be able to accurately envision your work to develop each piece’s design features, enable you to create a prototype, and more accurately cost the design.

Next start dates: 11 August 2023

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As a current student at BAJ or an alumni of the past 3 years you can get a 10% discount on our short courses.*
To find out if you are eligible, please enquire to speak with our admissions team.


10% OFF

*Terms and conditions apply, please contact the admissions team for more information.


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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