This course is for adults aged 19+. In a practical workshop to give you an experience of basic jewellery making.
Leicester College has a professional jewellery making workshop equipped with industry-standard tools and workbenches.
This is a two-day course filled with many of the processes used in traditional jewellery making. The sessions will provide a basic introduction.
We will cover the use of a range of metalsmithing tools using techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, hammering, rolling, annealing and finishing.
What You'll Learn
The first session will cover processes and tools through group demonstration. You will be able to practice and get hand-on experience during this time. The second session will use those techniques to create a sample piece of jewellery such as a pendant, ring, bangle, or brooch.
This course is intended to be a hobby course so there is quite a bit of freedom if you had an idea and this can be discussed further with your tutor.
No formal qualifications required which is ideal for complete beginners who would like to try out metalsmithing are welcome as are those with a limited understanding.
How you will be assessed
At the start of the course you will decide with your tutor your goals for the course. They will be unique to you and your project. You are not assessed and there are no exams, but you may be set personal targets by the tutor. A certificate of attendance will be issued.
Tuition Fees (19+): £35.00
Extra materials can be purchased from the tutor if required. The course provides all the materials to make a few small items.
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
On completion, you may wish to enrol again onto our day time 7-week course to practice and develop your different jewellery making skills further . Alternatively, you can explore our wide range of part-time courses. Please feel free to ask your tutor for advice and guidance on progression routes available to you.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited to enrol for your chosen course of study.