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Jewellery Design (SEG Level 2 Award)


This 30-week course gives you the opportunity to develop your jewellery making skills and earn an accredited level 2 qualification from Skills Education Group.

We expect to publish new course dates in April 2024, so please check back then. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates.

What you need to know

Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus.

You'll be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course suitable for?

This course has been developed for creatives and aspiring jewellery makers aged 18+.

Perfect if you have a passion to learn and develop your jewellery making skills, either as a hobby, to prepare you for future academic study, or for career development/redirection.

Do you need previous experience or qualifications?

Prior basic jewellery making experience is necessary; it'll be advantageous if you’ve already completed one of our Jewellery Making short courses, especially silversmithing.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

Any additional materials and resources not listed in the 'what to bring' or 'additional costs' section below.

Are there any additional costs?

Please be aware you'll need to purchase the silver and any additional materials for your pieces. This will incur an additional cost on top of your course fee.

You’ll be able to purchase silver through your tutor during your first lesson, or you can purchase it independently. You’ll be provided with a list of suggested suppliers during your first class.

Costs will vary according to the amount of silver that you choose to use in your designs. Projects can be designed to suit everyone’s budget.

What should you bring to class?

  • A notebook and pens/pencils for notes
  • Sketchbook
  • Wear old clothes or an apron
  • Closed-toe shoes are compulsory
  • Bring your glasses if you need them for close work
  • Long hair must be tied back

Why should you choose this course?

  • Improve your artistic and design abilities
  • Gain a level 2 qualification that’ll open the door for future career or academic progression
  • Come away with enhanced jewellery making knowledge, skills, and confidence to independently create
  • Enhance your knowledge of what it takes to be a successful jewellery maker and designer
  • Gain an understanding of the basic principles and more advanced techniques to create jewellery 
  • Develop and broaden practical and technical skills, encouraging creative potential  
  • Develop your ability to work to a set brief and develop suitable ideas and collections of work in response  
  • Enhance your ability to visually communicate your ideas and develop your creative voice  
  • Receive expert support and guidance from your industry professional tutor at every turn
  • Leave with increased confidence and the skills to continue creating beyond the course
  • Study in an encouraging and friendly setting alongside 10 like-minded creatives

About this course

This 30-week Skills Education Group level 2 accredited qualification will equip you with all the essential design and technical skills required to be a successful jewellery maker. You’ll elevate your understanding of design and explore the creative possibilities of different materials and techniques through practical sessions that leave you with your own collection of beautiful, wearable jewellery pieces.

Having a level 2 qualification gives you the opportunity to prepare for progression into employment or further learning.

This course promotes a very board interpretation of jewellery design, where you'll explore a range of diverse specialisms and technologies as well as examining and employing traditional making techniques and approaches.

This course emphasises traditional hand-skills and crafting techniques, and as such you’ll be expertly led to use traditional jewellery making tools safely and effectively to achieve the desired effects and finishes. You’ll experiment with different materials, including but not limited to various metals, precious metals, ceramics, glass, and wood in a vibrant and stimulating environment surrounded by fellow designers and makers.

You’ll explore the process of jewellery making in its entirety, through research, material investigation, designing and physical making. You’ll be taught how to take your ideas and mould them into fully formed concepts and designs as well as be encouraged to develop your own creative identity.

As the course progresses, you’ll develop your own area of interest through project work and support from your tutor. Learning through making will equip you with the confidence and knowledge to take calculated risks and redefine your approach to jewellery and silversmithing.

  • Cutting, sanding, filing, and finishing metal 
  • Material exploration and experimentation 
  • Soldering, folding, and forming metal 
  • Shaping and texturing 
  • Decorative techniques including stone setting 
  • Appropriate and effective use of traditional tools and crafting methods  
  • Variety of research strategies  
  • How to turn ideas into creative and sophisticated concepts  

  • Possess improved artistic skills and have what it takes to be a successful jewellery designer and maker
  • Have a strong portfolio of work showcasing your skills developed throughout the course
  • Be able to demonstrate a wide range of traditional jewellery making techniques
  • Be able to safely and efficiently use a variety of different jewellery making tools
  • Be able to turn ideas into creative and sophisticated concepts
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore your ideas, remembering that there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate contact the short courses team: or call 01202 363222.

Once you complete this 30-week course and meet the necessary assessment criteria you’ll be awarded an accredited level 2 Skills Education Group (SEG) qualification and will receive a certificate to confirm this achievement.

After this course, you could:

  • Consider pursuing further creative academic study; take a look at our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • Broaden your creative horizons and try your hand at a range of disciplines; explore our full range of evening and weekend courses
  • Continue to develop your skills at home as a hobby
  • Consider a change in career

  • You'll study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so you'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding you back
  • You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • You'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included and supported
  • Benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity
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Meet your tutor

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Candy Matterson

BA Hons Silversmithing and metalwork Camberwell School of Art

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