Foundation Programme 2019 - 2020
- 09 Sep 2019 - 26 Jun 2020 · Full-time. 9 month course. 16 - 19 years.
- Free for those who successfully apply.
- The Goldsmiths' Centre
- Event type
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
- Polishing and finishing techniques
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Design and drawing skills
You will also get hands-on experience with a professional company.