Silver Jewellery - Beginners

Course code: QCKU004P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:30pm - 8:30pm


15th May 2023 - 3rd Jul 2023

Gosford Hill School

Contact details

01235 555 585

This 7 week course will involve the Introduction to basics in Silver Jewellery making including the use of tools for Sawing, Soldering, Hammering, Annealing, Drilling, Forming and Polishing.In the first few weeks of the course, you will learn the basic techniques to work on the metal in order to create a simple band ring and as the course progresses you will learn how to design and make your own piece of Jewellery under the guidance of the tutor.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

• Introduction to the tools used in Jewellery making.
• Basic techniques: Soldering, Sawing, Drilling, Cutting, Bending, Hammering, Filing, Polishing and Finishing.
• Designing: Applying the techniques you have learnt; you will work on your own creative ideas to design a piece of jewellery of your own choice.
• Apply finishing techniques to complete your piece of jewellery.

Please note there will be no classes on: 29/05/2023.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

This course will lead the learner to Silver Jewellery - Intermediate.
There is no specific entry requirement for this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
Material fees are included in course costs.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £77.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £20.00

Total Cost: £97.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £46.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £20.00

Total Cost: £66.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
There will be opportunities for group discussions, group work and peer assessments each week. There will be a high level of support provided by the tutor to guide learners through different stages of design to enhance their skills.

As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.