Foundation Programme 2019 - 2020

Date
09 Sep 2019 - 26 Jun 2020 · Full-time. 9 month course. 16 - 19 years.
Price
Free for those who successfully apply.
Venue
The Goldsmiths' Centre
Event type
Courses
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Are you aged 16 to 19? Do you love working with your hands? Get the best skills, tools, training and confidence to start your career as a goldsmith on our Foundation Programme.

Full-time. 9 month course.

Course dates: Mon 9 September 2019 - Fri 26 June 2020 (with breaks for Christmas and Easter)
Application deadline: Sun 5 May 2019
Course fee: Free for those who successfully apply

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing, additional units in Employability Skills, the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Craft Skills

Like to know more about this course?
Just talk to our team! Call 020 7566 7650 or email

What is the Foundation Programme?

Our full-time Foundation Programme provides you and other young people with the core skills to begin working in jewellery, silversmithing or the allied industries.

As part of a small group of ten, you will spend a full year being taught by the UK’s leading craftspeople in modern and fully-equipped workshops at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. 

What will I learn?

You will be taught traditional techniques, such as fine jewellery making, silversmithing and stone setting; alongside contemporary processes such as Computer Aided Design (CAD). 

The course is workshop based and covers: 

  • Fine Jewellery 
  • Setting 
  • Enamelling 
  • Silversmithing 
  • Engraving 
  • Polishing and finishing techniques
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) 
  • Design and drawing skills 

You will also get hands-on experience with a professional company.