Level 3

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Ideal to learn and develop your fine jewellery bench skills, it’s perfect if you’re looking to boost your career in the jewellery industry.

It’s a technical course, packed with units where you’ll discover how to draw and gain skills in jig making, metallurgy, and joining methods. You’ll also learn how to create more complex pieces and how to set gemstones by hand.

Entry Requirements:


  • You’ll need to have achieved 4 or more GCSEs between Grade 9-4 (previous grade structure A-C) including English, Maths and Science
  • Successful completion of a related Level 2 qualification

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered

Dates & Location:

September 2018


1 year, full-time

3 days per week


  • We’ve made sure that our metalsmithing and blacksmithing facilities are first class here at Plumpton; investing heavily in state of the art equipment in our workshop for you to use.
  • You’ll work closely with your tutors as you develop your skills in design, drawing, metalworking and silver jewellery.


Future Opportunities

This course will help you develop all of the practical skills you’ll need to build your career within the jewellery industry or whether you’d like to have your own self-employed jewellery business.


Course Programme

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:

  • Gemstone setting
  • Explore joining techniques
  • Metallurgy
  • Produce objects from drawings
  • Produce tools and jigs 

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