Level 3 Diploma - One Year Course - Accredited Diploma


This 1 year SQA Accredited Diploma in Jewellery Design is aimed at those wanting to learn jewellery making skills or those who want to develop a deeper understanding of their ideas and interests. Progression to higher education is made easy with our strong links to several jewellery degree courses in the UK and abroad. With course projects designed to develop your creativity and analytical abilities it is the perfect platform for you to begin your career as a jewellery designer.


Launch your career as a designer-maker


The course will begin with projects covering the essential skills in jewellery making as well as key skills in research and ideas development. You will:


  • learn beginners to advanced jewellery making skills and techniques that you can apply to setting up your own practice
  • have the opportunity to progress onto a level 4 diploma or higher education

A place where anything is possible!


Our approach to learning is focused towards helping each individual discover their own interests, potential and passion in their work. The space we provide is one in which to be creative, experimental and innovative. We encourage you to:


  • take risks with your ideas to discover who you are as a designer-maker
  • understand what you offer and why

Develop creative abilities and analytical skills


The strength of this course comes through continuous peer discussion and evaluation. Students are expected to keep a sketchbook documenting their ideas and a reflective journal tracking their own progress and development:


  • You will receive two individual tutorials per term to assess your progress on the course
  • We celebrate the work completed in an exhibition held in a London location

Term 1 (12 weeks)

This term addresses basic skills in piercing, soldering, hollow forms, links and chains.  A few weeks will be spent on each technique to promote deep and thorough learning. In addition to studio based technical projects students develop creative thinking and design skills through weekly homework assignments.

Term 2 (12 weeks)

Projects for the second term cover skills and techniques in the production and manufacture of jewellery. Techniques such as wax carving, casting, press forming, hinge making, tap & die and technical drawing skills will be covered. Students will learn how to create pieces using these techniques.

Term 3 (12 weeks)

At the start of the third term you will be expected to present a project proposal that will be independently led. Technical exercise will continue to run alongside your independent project. Students aim to create a collection of pieces that represent their ideas and technical skills to present at a public exhibition.


Students have the opportunity to exhibit their final collection at New Designers a graduate exhibition held each year at the Business Design Centre, London. Previous students have benefited greatly from participating in this exhibition. Networking with many potential customers, galleries and shop owners it tends to serve as a launch pad for the start of their jewellery career.


£4200 (Materials included except silver)


10:00AM - 4:00PM


Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery - accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority

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