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CSACJ have partnered with Cornwall Adult Education to deliver the first fully accredited qualification to include metal clay in the syllabus. The NCFE Level 1 Creative Craft (Jewellery) Award is fully recognised by employers, colleges and universities and is the first step towards a foundation degree.
The course consists of 60 guided learning hours of tuition and covers making jewellery using silver metal clay, fused glass, beading and wirework. It runs as an evening class over two 10 week terms of three hour evening classes or as three long weekend modules. The weekend modules are designed for people who live outside our immediate catchment area or those who can't attend regular evening classes. They are open to all EU Nationals, you don't have to live in Cornwall to study these modules. No prior knowledge of jewellery making is required.
Topics covered in the Level 1 course:-
- Introduction to beading and wirework
- Introduction to metal clay
- Introduction to glass fusing
- Closed loop wirework and colour combining
- Principles of jewellery design
- Creating glass cabochons
- Attaching bails to glass
- Making metal clay beads
- Making clasps and catches
- Making unique textures
- Two layer pendant with embeddable stone using metal clay
- Glass pendant using glass powders and frits
- Bead and wire earrings
- Metal clay and glass pendant
- History of jewellery
2014 dates for this class are currently being decided, check back for more details at a later date.
Attendance at all sessions is necessary to complete the qualification and you will be required to complete homework assignments, create
and maintain a personal portfolio through personal study.
To book a place on either the evening classes or the weekend classes, visit the Cornwall Council Adult Education Department website or phone them on 0300 1231 117.
Please note, by booking a course or class with us, you are agreeing to be bound by our terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes are effective as soon as they are posted on our website and it is your responsibility to check our terms and conditions whenever you use the website or online booking system and your continued use of the website will signify your acceptance of our latest terms and conditions.
Places on our courses and classes are limited. We regret that we cannot offer refunds or transfers on any of our courses if you are unable to attend for any reason. If you are booked on a class or course and you do not turn up on the day for any reason, no refund will be given. If you turn up and we consider you to be incapable of working safely due to alcohol, drugs or general ill-health or fatigue, you will be excluded from the class with no refund. We reserve the right to exclude any student we feel may be a danger to themselves or other students. Please always phone to let us know if you can't attend or are going to be late. We strongly suggest you take out travel insurance and check if this covers the class costs should you have to cancel.
Please note, if you secure your place on a class by paying a deposit, the deposit you paid is
Our class descriptions on the website explain the content of the class, the level of previous experience required and any additional costs you may incur in attending the class. It is your responsibility to ensure you book on a relevant class and fully understand what is involved, additional costs you will have to pay and our terms and conditions.
If we have to cancel a class or course
Occasionally we may have to cancel a course. You will always be offered an alternative date or a refund. We will give you as much notice as possible, however, we cannot be held responsible for your travel or accommodation costs.
When you book a place you are agreeing to the above terms and conditions.
"I came to this course with no basic skills or knowledge of jewellery. I now take an interest in jewellery in shops, in craft fairs and on people. I have a new respect for handmade jewellery. As in all craft work a lot of time and thought goes into every piece. The skills I have learnt to enable me to make my own jewellery are priceless. Well done tutors." Janet
"I have learnt far more than I expected to but feel that is hugely down to the tutors who gave as much time as needed to each student and were very clear in the demos and knowledge." Suzanne
"This has been an excellent course and very enjoyable. The course being run over long weekends has made it more accessible for me to attend. The cost of the course has also been good." Helen
"Has shown me how to think and plan my jewellery so it doesn't look run of the mill. Look forward to progressing further in the future." Sue Bricknell
"This is an excellent course. I have come away with a greater skill set and the confidence to produce my own designs. That and it is fun too." Camilla
"It has given me the chance to push my boundaries and accept that if something doesn’t quite meet my expectations it’s OK. I have still learned some important skills.” Anita
"I am more than pleased that I have attended this course. I learnt a lot and it was fun. Julia and Marion are great, you can learn a lot.” Jane
"I loved this course, I learnt a lot and I am using it in my hobbies in tiara making. I was supported throughout the learning process and had all the tools needed. Fantastic environment." Lydia
"I now feel able to progress with a pastime I love." Becky
"A fantastic course, great value. The highly skilled tutors have given an incredible amount of support and shown patience at all times! The course I think has provided me with more than an intro – it has completely opened my eyes to the possibilities ahead. I can now design and create jewellery!" Emily
"I have enjoyed the course and progressed my skills a great deal. I just wish I could start the next level straight away!" Tina
"The quality of my jewellery has vastly improved and this will have a big impact on my future making lampwork beads and jewellery. I will now make more pieces of jewellery instead of just providing the lampwork beads. Thank you so much, I had so much fun." Erica