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Jewellery Design (SEG Award – Level 2 Certificate)


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.

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates.

What you need to know

Autumn term 2024

Thursday 10 October – 12 December 2024 (10 Thursdays, 18.00-21.00)

Saturday 7 December 2024 (09.00-16.00)

Continuation in spring term 2025

Thursday 6 February – 10 April 2025 (10 Thursdays, 18.00-21.00)

Saturday 29 March 2025 (09.00-16.00)

Continuation in summer term 2025

Thursday 17 April – 19 June 2025 (10 Thursdays, 18.00-21.00)

Saturday 31 May 2025 (09.00-16.00)

Please note, it’s not possible to enrol on this course part-way through. You’ll need to attend from the start date in October.

You’ll be expected to complete projects, exercises, and research outside of your sessions at AUB. You’ll be provided with more details about timelines and project submission deadlines at the start of the course.


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses. However, it will be beneficial if you’ve already completed one of our Jewellery short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.



You can choose to secure your place with a deposit of £400 and pay the remainder of your fees in two further instalments of £400 and £449. Simply, choose this option when booking your place online. The total balance of your course fee is payable by 1 October 2024. See our T&Cs (below) for further details.

Any additional costs

Please be aware you'll need to purchase the silver 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 also 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.

You’ll also need to supply some basic study materials. Likewise, you’ll need to dress appropriately for the class for health and safety reasons. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to make notes
  • Sketchbook
  • Wear old clothes or an apron
  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • Glasses if you need them for close-up work
  • Long hair must be tied back
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Information about resourcing specialist materials/consumables that you may need to bring these with you

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Short Courses booking T&Cs

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before booking onto our Evening and Weekend courses.

About this course

This 30-week Skills Education Group (SEG) 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 will prepare you for further learning, give you the skills to progress in your current job, or equip you with new skills needed to change your career path.

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  

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Be prepared and confident in taking the next step in your creative journey, including pursuing further academic studies
  • Possess improved artistic skills
  • Have an understanding of the basic principles and more advanced techniques to create jewellery
  • Possess a broad range of practical and technical skills
  • Be able to work to a set brief and develop suitable ideas and bodies of work in response  
  • Possess an enhanced ability to visually communicate your ideas and develop your visual voice
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

Yes, if you complete this one-year programme and meet the necessary ongoing assessment criteria set by Skills Education Group you’ll be awarded an accredited Level 2 Skills Education Group certificate.

You’ll take part in group discussions and share your work for feedback. As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback, so you know how you're getting on.

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Beyond the course

This could just be the start of your creative journey! After this course, you could look to the future and explore our creative qualifications that can prepare you to further your current career, enable you to retrain to an alternative career path or prepare you for future creative arts studies.

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Designing and making beautiful, unique pieces of jewellery requires patience, attention to detail and a steady hand.

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Level 1 and Level 2 Qualifications

Our comprehensive Level 1 and 2 courses are accredited by Skills Education Group and available in a range of subjects.

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Foundation Diploma

One-year course gives you the chance to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject you want to take a degree in

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Why choose AUB for your short course?

We're a first-choice provider of art and design short courses for anyone wishing to engage in art and design subjects in their spare time.

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Reasons to study a short course

There are plenty of reasons to consider studying a creative short course. Perhaps you want to retrain, learn new skills, or just have fun...

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How to book

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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