AnchorCert Academy, a division of the AnchorCert Group, has announced the launch of their new online learning platform, specially designed to provide a range of courses that support those working within the jewellery, watch, gemstone, and precious metal industries.
AnchorCert Academy currently run a range of one-day intensive courses at the Birmingham Assay Office, designed to share the wealth of expert knowledge and experience built from the company’s 245 years in the jewellery industry. The new online platform aims to expand the reach of their knowledge further by creating a medium through which retail employees, managers, jewellery makers, or hobbyists can expand their knowledge and confidence in their particular field and learn quickly and efficiently about their industry.
Director of AnchorCert Academy, Marion Wilson, explains: “We have people coming from across the UK to attend our courses which is a fantastic testament to the quality of training we provide, but is not always practical or possible, particularly when resources are limited. Our new e-Learning platform came out of the desire to offer training and share our knowledge without the restrictions of time or place. E-Learning is accessible to everyone and courses can be completed at anytime, anywhere – flexibly working with the requirements of each individual.”
Courses are commercially orientated to provide delegates with the relevant knowledge, training, and skill set to sell products and services confidently in the retail environment.
Formatted as short, intense lessons and quizzes, the Academy’s e-Learning courses impart crucial training quickly and efficiently. The first launched courses cover the essential knowledge needed for those working in the jewellery industry – ‘Understanding Natural Diamonds’, ‘Understanding Precious Metal Alloys’, ‘Selling Valuations Confidently’, and ‘Current UK Hallmarking’. There is also a free taster course covering the fundamental principles of hallmarking.
Gabby Clarke, the Academy’s Business Development Manager, adds: “The platform currently hosts four brilliant courses and a free taster course, but we will be adding new courses regularly. Written by experts and backed by the wealth of knowledge of the Birmingham Assay Office, each and every course will aim to tackle a key area of the jewellery, precious metal, or gemstone industries, and to deliver the essential knowledge needed by those involved in the industry.”