Jewellery & Silversmithing 1-Day Courses

One-to-one private tuition 

From £255

HOW TO BE A BETTER JEWELLER / SILVERSMITH

1.     Choose which 1-day course appeals to you.
 
2.     Think about how you want the course tailored to suit your work.
 
3. 
I'm Dawn Meaden-Johnson and I'm also a  Jewellery Designer Maker.

I started The Bespoke Jewellery Training Company to support fine trade practises by providing you with superior quality courses taught by experienced trade professionals willing to share their expertise with you.

 

This page provides inspiration for course ideas to help you decide how to refine your skills, then we will tailor a course to suit you.

 

Please get in touch if you can't find the information you are looking for.

 

Best wishes,  Dawn Meaden-Johnson

  • Explore the potential for your work

  • Obtain the knowledge and inspiration required to be original

  • Gain invaluable 'Tips of the Trade'  

For Professionals, Beginners or Enthusiasts at any skill level

| Learn from the best in the business|

This is Nick he is a Master Goldsmith based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter who has over 30 year's experience as a Diamond Mounter working in the trade and he's an experienced tutor.

He's one of our group of national tutors willing to teach you in their own workshop.

 

A wealth of knowledge waiting for you.

Course ideas to get you started, why not explore one of these techniques?​

3D Printing : An Introduction
Learn the basic principles of 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) and what part it plays in creating product.

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How to Design Jewellery with CAD
For Beginners

With step-by-step tutor guidance, learn how to design jewellery using computer aided design (CAD)

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CAD Rhino - An Introduction
Learn how to design using this popular software used by Jewellery Designers to design and make Jewellery using CAD.

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CAD Design Trade Tips
Rhino & Gold, Matrix Jewelcad, Artcam, Solidworks and more.
Tailor to suit and obtain invaluable design trade tips for successful additive manufacturing designs or obtain technical help for a design project.
Location: London or Birmingham
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CAD Software for Jewellery Design
Before committing to an expensive purchase try out your chosen software with unbiased tutor guidance.
Several software options to choose from.

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3D Haptic Modelling: An Introduction
Discover how computers can be used to design and create sculptural models.

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Concept to Design
An introduction to the intuitive conceiving of paper 3D shapes that have the potential to form your future contemporary jewellery.

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Colouring Anodised Aluminium
Explore the art of decorative colouring and pattern making on anodised aluminium.
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Location: South Wales only

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Connecting without Heat
Explore the possibilities of "Cold Connections" and discover the possibilities for uniting a wide range of materials.
Location: Various

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Cuttlefish & Delft Clay Casting
Learn many tips and hints for simple organic casting on this 1-day course.

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Drawing Jewellery Designs
Learn essential techiniques for drawing Jewellery and make your designs come alive on paper. Obtain the skills needed to produce a design portfolio.

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Drawing & Rendering
An ideal course for those who lack confidence in their drawing techniques and wish to learn the basics for designing, drawing or painting.
Decorative Surface & Textures
Explore techniques such as rolling, etching and mark making to add a textural dimension to your work

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Diamond Mounting
Learn or refine techniques for creating elegant original mounts to hold gemstones.

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Etching
Add a narrative to your jewellery and discover how acid etching and other types of metal patination can tell your story.
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Enamelling: An Introduction
Learn the basic techniques for adding gorgeous colour to your work with vitreous enamel.

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Explore Enamelling Techniques
Refine your techniques or learn about more complex techniques such as Champleve, Baisse-Taille, Cloisonne etc

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Enamelling: Troubleshooting
Consult with an Enamelling specialist on a Troubleshooting course and explore the possibilities for a solution on an enamelling technical issue.

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Fine Forging & Forming Jewellery
Discover how to use hammers to create synclastic & anticlastic free flowing natural 3D shapes for jewellery.

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Foldforming Techniques
Learn the basics of Silversmithing Technique Foldforming, made famous by Charles Lewton-Brain. Add three dimension to your work, without any soldering.
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Gemstones & Diamond Courses
GEMMOLOGY COURSE SERIES

Over 10 courses of private tuition to choose from for learning more about Diamonds & Gemstones.
Includes Gem-A part-time Gemmology courses.

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Granulation
Take a day to explore the ancient technique of Granulation. A method which adds exquisite tiny granules of precious metal to your work.

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History of Jewellery Courses
COURSE SERIES |

Modern | Art Deco | Art Nouveau | Victorian | Edwardian | Georgian | Renaissance | Medieval | Ancient
Choose 1 or 2 of your favourite historical periods to explore with a Jewellery Historian and practising Goldsmith.
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Hand Engraving
Obtain the basic principles of Hand Engraving or gain some invaluable Tips of the Trade from an expert Engraver and Silversmith.

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How to be Jewellery Show Ready
Obtain tips of the trade for making the most of exhibition opportunities like IJL. Be ready to use a show opportunity to increase the growth & profit of your jewellery business.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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How to be an Ethical Jeweller
3 Hour Mini Consultancy

Obtain expert help from an industry specialist on how to make business changes for the better.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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How to Buy at Jewellery Trade Fairs
3 Hour Mini Consultancy

Obtain many hints and tips for buying wholesale at UK or European Trade Fairs.

Location: Nottinghamshire
How to Spot Trends
Translating a trend into a commercial jewellery design could improve your sales potential. Discover how to spot and exploit trends

Location: Various
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Jewellery for Beginners
This 1-day course will give you an introduction and practical instruction on the tools and basic techniques used in making a simple piece of silver jewellery.

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Jewellery Photography
Learn how to create beautiful images with your smart phone & photoshop perfect for use on Digital/Social Media or your website.

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Jewellery Costing & Pricing
Create an effective costing and pricing processes for increasing the profitability potential of your jewellery business.

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Keum Boo
Discover the korean technique of adding sumptuous gold foil to silver jewellery.

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Laser Welding
Guidance for new users or Tips of the Trade for a professional approach.
Students will need to bring sacrificial jewellery and wire for practise.This course is for repair or setting work only.
Duration 2.5 Hours
Location: Birmingham only.
Laser Marking & Cutting
Learn how to design specifically for laser cutting and see how your designs are produced by laser technology on acrylic or plywood.
Explore sublimation on acrylic.

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Master Model Making - Jewellery
Obtain expert tips of the trade to help you reduce making time & costs, for models in metal whilst maintaining quality and design characteristics required for commercial jewellery.

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Minerals & Crystallography
Learn more about fascinating Minerals & Crystals, beautiful rocks & stones not necessarily given gemstone status whose iridescent colours or unique surface patterns attract jewellers enthusiasts & collectors.
Location: Coventry

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Marketing Jewellery Designs
3 Hour Mini Consultancy

Get help from an industry expert and create a tailored plan for launching/marketing your new jewellery designs.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Marketing/Selling to Retailers
3 Hour Mini Consultancy

Find out how to effectively engage with those who have the power to give you access into a genuine jewellery sales environment.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Marketing for Jewellery Retailers
Marketing for Success
Jewellery Retailers can obtain expert help to create a relevant plan for promoting their online or bricks and mortar business.

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter or In-house option.

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Pearl & Bead Threading
Learn Pearl and Bead threading and knotting; how to add clasps to your work and tips for obtaining a professional finish to your Necklaces or Bracelets.
Any level
Location: Birmingham, London or Oxfordshire
Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
<< An Introduction >>
Learn how to handle, store, mould, texture, torch, kiln fire and finish Precious Metal Clay to create Fine Silver Jewellery.

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Precious Metal Clay
<<Beads/Hollow Forms >>
This 1-day course will show you the basic techniques for creating your own fabulously original beads and hollow forms from PMC.

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Precious Metal Clay:
<< Adding Colour >>
Learn a variety of different ways to add colour to PMC & Art Clay by using Enamel, Paints and Ink.

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Precious Metal Clay
Stonesetting Techniques

Learn how to add stones to PMC by using Cabochon (Rub over) stonesetting techniques.

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Moulds Cutting & Wax Injection
Learn more about the process of Mould Making, Mould Cutting and Wax Injection. Obtain some tips on how to expertly retrieve your wax models, along with some time saving tips of the trade.
Location: Nottinghamshire only
Precious Metals
Mini 3 Hour Course
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Learn more about the metallurgy of noble metals; Silver, Gold and Platinum; Trade tips of Alloys. Tailor to suit.
Location: Central London

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Polishing for Jewellers
Masterclass
A fantastic opportunity to learn many 'Trade Secrets' from Master Polisher Stephen M Goldsmith.
Location: Kent only

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Polishing for Silversmiths
Masterclass
Obtain many 'Tips of the Trade' from Trade Master Polisher Stephen M Goldsmith
Location: Kent only

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PUK Welding Trade Tips
Obtain some trade tips for using a PUK Welder in manufacture and repair.

Sheffield only
Watch Case Repair
Watch Cases & Bracelets

Learn skills and techniques from a master Goldsmith specialises in precious metal watch case and bracelet construction and repair.

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Resin in Jewellery
Capture & Colour

Learn how to add a variety of glorious colours to your jewellery or use resin as a means to capture small items, paper or add special effects.

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Rhodium Plating
Obtain some invaluable Tips of the Trade on rhodium plating from a trade specialist.

Location: Kent only
Successful Saw Piercing
Tips of the Trade

Accurate saw piercing can define the quality of a piece. Learn techniques for a neat professional finish on intricate work.
Location: Various

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Self Promotion
Helpful advice for makers about the art of self promotion.

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Silversmithing
Obtain some Tips of the Trade to improve your Silversmithing techniques or learn a few basic skills such as raising, blocking and planishing.
Location: Derbyshire & Middlesborough only
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Spinning: An Introduction
Explore the Art of holloware Metal Spinning or obtain Tips of the Trade from a Master Spinner and Silversmith.

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Stonesetting
Introduction

Learn one or two basic techniques of stonesetting eg Rub-over (bezel) or Claw to get started and develop skills.

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Stonesetting
Setting Awkward Shaped Stones.

Learn essential techniques for setting a variety of shaped stones.

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Stonesetting
Tips of the Trade

Get expert advice for troublesome setting issues from an experienced trade stonesetter.

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Bezel Setting Essentials
Get invaluable tips for improving your bezel setting techniques and work more efficiently.

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Microsetting
Introduction to Pave Microsetting

An Introduction to Pave Microsetting techniques using a Microscope.

Available in Nottingham only.

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Successful Silver Soldering
Gain confidence and learn many time-saving tips for a precise, clean professional soldering joins. Suitable for beginners.
- Various Locations

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Young Jewellery Genius?
Beginners | Teens

COURSE |A day of discovery for young people aged from 14-17 designed to start exploring their potential for being a jeweller.
Adult may accompany.

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Wax Carving & Modelling
Discover the basics of carving and sculpting in Wax to create models.

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Valuation & Appraisal of Jewellery
COURSE SERIES |

- Courses: Valuation & Appraisal of Jewellery, Coloured Gems & Diamonds.
Designed individually for : Auction Houses; Pawnbrokers; Jewellery Retailers
- Jewellery Auction House Experience Day
- Lectures
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Mentoring for Designer Makers

More Learning Options

 
How to Market a new Jewellery Design
3 Hour Consultancy

Recently manufactured, get help to create a plan for marketing your new jewellery design.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

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How to Sell your Jewellery to Retailers
3 Hour Consultancy

Find out how to effectively engage with those who have the power to give you access into a genuine sales environment.

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Business| 2 Hour Mentoring Session
Designer Makers - Are you making the most of your business potential?
Might you be missing opportunities for other sales types? Your mentor will review your website & provide valuable feedback on your creative business.
>Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Start small jewellery manufacturing
Course series |
Get Started into small scale jewellery production with this trade mentored 4 course session series.
Use your design on this live project to build a future business model for production.
>Location; Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Jewellery Experience Days for Everyone

Jewellery Making Experience
From £295 | Beginners | Up to 2 persons

An informative and creative day of Jewellery Making with guidance from a professional Jeweller

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter & More

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Jewellery Making Experience
From £370 | Beginners | Up to 3 Persons

An enjoyable and fun day of making Jewellery for a small group of like minded creative friends.

Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

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Young Jewellery Genius
From £295 | Beginner Teen with a Chaperone

A day of discovery for a young person aged from 14-17 designed to help them start exploring their potential for being a jeweller.

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Make Wedding Rings Day
From £295 +Silver/Gold | Up to 2 persons

A creative emotive day together. Make your own 9ct Gold or Silver Wedding Rings. Step-by-step guidance from a professional Goldsmith.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

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Gemstones Experience Day
From £295 | Up to 2 persons

Explore the fascinating world of coloured gemstones. Choose several to see and discuss.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter or Coventry.
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Diamond Experience Day
From £295 | Up to 2 persons

Obtain fascinating & useful information about the Colour, Cut, Clarity, Carat & Anatomy of Diamonds.
Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter or Coventry.
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Gemmology Experience Day
From £295 | Up to 2 persons

A fun and fascinating basic introduction course for enthusiasts to see and learn about diamonds and gemstones.
Location: Coventry & Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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Holiday Away Day & Create
Course Series

1-Day Jewellery Course series set in stunning UK locations.

Private tuition from a professional Jeweller

Destinations and more...
History of Jewellery Series
For 1 or 2 persons | 3 Hours private tuition
Central London only

Choose 1 or 2 time periods of history to explore in your private tuition session with a Jewellery Historian and practising Goldsmith.

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Beautiful Bead Jewellery
From £295 | Beginners | Up to 2 persons

A fun creative day of making a beautiful beaded jewellery with guidance from a professional Jeweller
Locations: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Oxford & London
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Gem- A Diploma Courses (Gemmological Association of Great Britain)

Gem-A Diamond Grading Practical
5 Day Practical Course + Exam day.

This course follows the Gem-A Diamond Practical tuition course syllabus.
Gem-A accredited tutor.
Location: Coventry
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Gem-A Diamond Grading Theory
10 Day course + Exam
(or equivalent part-time hours)

This course follows the Gem-A Diamond Theory tuition course syllabus.
Gem-A accredited tutor.
Location: Coventry
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Gem-A Diamond Full Diploma Course
18 Day course + Exam
(or equivalent part-time hours)

This course follows the Gem-A Diamond Diploma theory & practical tuition course syllabus.
Gem-A accredited tutor.
Location: Coventry
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Gem-A Gemmology Foundation Course
15 Day course + Exam
(or equivalent part-time hours)

This course follows the Gem-A Gemmology Foundation course syllabus.
Gem-A accredited tutor.
Location: Coventry
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Gem-A Gemmology Diploma Course
30 Day + 2 Exams
(or equivalent part-time hours)

This course follows the Gem-A Gemmology Diploma course syllabus.
Gem-A accredited tutor.
Location: Coventry
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Online CAD Courses

CAD Jewellery Design for Beginners
ONLINE | 3x 5 Hour Sessions

For Jewellers who are CAD Beginners
Over a 3 week period learn how to design jewellery using CAD Rhino. Through guided design exercises get an introduction to using Rhino tools to create design files suitable for 3D modelling. Read more...
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Jewellery Design & 3D Printing
ONLINE | 3 Hour Session

An interactive & narrative course designed to inform Art Jewellers, Creatives or Makers about possibilities for CAD and 3D printing for their work. The tutor explains and demonstrates how Jewellery is designed and made using today's technology. Read more...
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Group Lectures

Ethical Jewellery Business Lecture
LECTURE | 2 Hours | In-house

Honourable Jewellery Business. Learn about Ethics in the Jewellery Industry, from expert tutor Simon Rainer. Discover the changes required for to be a more socially responsible Jewellery business
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History of Jewellery Lecture
SESSIONAL LECTURE | 2 Hours | In-house

Ask expert tutor William Hawkes about the possibility for a Lecture on the History of Jewellery within your chosen time period or area of interest.

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Metallurgy Lecture
SESSIONAL LECTURE | 2 Hours | In-house

Ask expert tutor William Hawkes to provide a thought provoking & fascinating lecture about metals, alloys and their uses. Tailor content to suit. Suitable for Jewellery & other industries
> Make an Enquiry
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How to Date Vintage Jewellery
LECTURE | 2 Hours

Discover dating markers for identifying fake & reproduction 19th & 20th Century jewellery from an accredited Jewellery Valuation Expert.
Available In-House or Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
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USEFUL INFORMATION

The cost of our 1-day courses of one-to-one  tuition from an industry professional is from £255 (Vat is not applicable)
 
  • The actual cost of your jewellery course depends on which jewellery trade professional is teaching your course. 
  • Course materials are not usually included in the course price because you will be deciding what design to work on during the tuition with tutor guidance and the cost for materials cannot therefore be determined before the course. If course materials are included we will advise this in our course quotation.
 
  • In some cases courses can be arranged as one-to-two course so that you can share the course costs with a friend.
 
  • Training usually takes place in the tutors own workshop, on day to suit you.  (Subject to tutor availability)
 
  • Please get in touch if you would like to make an general enquiry and receive a no obligation quotation for tailored training.
 
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