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Jewellery Arts and Technology NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    The Jewellery Arts and Technology course will teach you a comprehensive range of skills in Jewellery Design, with a design-led focus. You will be encouraged to develop your own creative ideas and will be taught how to translate these ideas into finished, 3D pieces of jewellery. The course will cover basic areas such as metal forming, piercing, soldering, surface decoration, stone setting and design work. There is a strong ethos of ethical making and sustainability, which will be embedded into your learning.

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    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • National 5 Art and Design and National 5 English at Grade C or above; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience. 

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.
    • You'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    The course will cover basic areas such as a variety of metal forming techniques, piercing, soldering, surface decoration techniques, stone setting and design communicated through metal samples and sketchbook work.  

    Alongside drawing and design work, there are also opportunities to enter competitions and work on live projects. The course will cover basic areas such as metal forming, piercing, soldering, stone setting, design, and CAD.

    After the course


    Options are open to progress onto employment in the Industry or setting up in self-employment.

    Continuing Study

    After the NC you can apply to progress onto the two year HND. 


    How the course is taught

    The course is project-based with units usually being integrated. You'll study specialist practical techniques.

    Assessment methods

    Units are project-based and you'll be assessed through learning outcomes on a continuous assessment basis.

    Additional Information


    You will be working in a well-equipped workshop, with your own individual bench space and access to all the necessary tools and machinery. A small amount of Copper and Brass will be provided for you to work with. The practical element of the course covers a wide range of materials including silver, copper, brass, acrylic, wood, ceramic, resin, precious and non-precious stones.

    Dress code

    Dress code is relaxed but suitable for a workshop environment.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome