Intensive Diploma in Silver Jewellery


The Intensive Diploma in Silver Jewellery is a practical course suitable for beginners and improver level jewellers looking to train in traditional silver jewellery techniques with professional tutors in London’s Hatton Garden.

This intensive course runs 5 days a week over 7 weeks.


What You Will Learn

Over the two terms you will learn to work in-depth in traditional silver and related techniques including:

  • Basic bench skills of piercing, soldering, polishing and refining silver pieces

  • A range of stone settings in both silver and wax

  • Jewellery design and technical drawing

  • Intermediate and advanced techniques in silver and much more



week 1

Beginners silver jewellery

Piercing, polishing and finishing

Jewellery Design

Soldering masterclass

Guided workbench day

week 2 

Intermediate silver

Cold connection

Stone setting in silver day 1

Stone setting in silver day 2

Guided workbench day

week 3

Chain Making

Personal project day 1

Personal project day 2

Guided workbench day


week 4

Fold forming

Intermediate stone setting day 1

Intermediate stone setting day 2

Technical drawing

Guided workbench day

week 5

Beginners wax carving

Beginners enamelling day 1

Beginners enamelling day 2

Mixed media jewellery day 1

Mixed media jewellery day 2

week 6

Stone setting in wax

Personal project day 1

Personal project day 2

Water casting

Guided workbench day

week 7

Make your own findings

Granulation and fusing

Recycle your silver

Guided workbench day



Who is this Diploma for?

We welcome students of all ages and backgrounds and often have a diverse group. Some students use the course to launch a jewellery business, to experiment with a second career in jewellery or as an alternative to a degree.

This Diploma is aimed at beginners and improver level jewellers and we cover from the basics through to intermediate/ advanced techniques. If you are looking for an intensive course in training to a professional level in silver jewellery this Diploma is for you.

What our Students go on to do next?

Many students go on to start their own jewellery businesses, some set up shops selling their work, some go into further training in jewellery to hone their craft and others work in the field of jewellery.

Some simply enjoy the course and carry on making after for their pleasure!



What is included?

  • Use of all tools and materials (including most silver)

  • Expert tuition from our professional tutors

  • Small class sizes allowing plenty of 1-2-1 support

  • A mentor, feedback and support throughout the programme

Dates and Timing

Start Date:

Monday 3rd June 2019

Course timings:

This in an intensive course run on weekdays for 7 weeks. 

Classes run on the same day each week from 10am-5pm with a one hour lunch break from approx. 1 – 2pm. Each term has 10 teaching days, 1 workbench day and 1 marking day.

Fees and booking

Cost £4200 

There are 2 options in terms of paying for your diploma course to give you maximum flexibility. These are: 

Option 1: 

Pay the full amount of the course at the time of booking

Option 2: 

Payment options: 

- First payment of £1400 (payment to be made 3 months before course starts or time of booking) 

- Second Payment of £1400 (payment to be made 2 months before course starts) 

- Third Payment of £1400 (payment to be made 1 month before course starts) 

Payments can be made by card or bank transfer. 

How to Join a Diploma

  1. Complete the short application form (link below)

  2. We will get back to you asap (usually within 2 days)

  3. Initial payments are processed

  4. We will send you your confirmation and see you on day 1 for a life-changing experience