Holts Academy Birmingham offers jewellery diploma open day

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Holts Academy Birmingham will be holding its first open day at the new Birmingham site on Tuesday September 27.

The open day will run from 10am to 4pm at the Birmingham Assay Office, Moreton Street, where those interested can find out more about the Level 2 (Beginners) and Level 3 (Fastrack) Jewellery Diplomas in Manufacture and Design.

The beginners course, which is ten months long for two days a week, requires no previous experience or qualifications and is fully funded for all 16-18 year olds and also for some 19+ year olds (depending on eligibility) or learner loans are available.

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Holts are encouraging young people, who might not have previously considered a career in jewellery, but are creative and have an interest in being employed by the industry, or starting their own jewellery business, to get in touch to find out more about the course. Skills learnt will include engraving, gemstone setting, cutting metal and setting up a bench studio, as well as making and finishing several jewellery pieces to create a professional design portfolio.

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