Academy arms graduates with skills to run their own jeweller.
Holts Academy of Jewellery will enrol students for its first Retail Jewellery and Creative Enterprise qualifications in January next year.
The vocational courses will cover the fundamentals of sales, retail store management and jewellery manufacturing techniques, and will include practical time spent within retailers up and down the country.
“We have been working with the trade for years to develop these qualifications and over the past two years the interest from employers in our expanding curriculum outside of manufacture has been immense. We have pledges from across the country for apprenticeship placements and pleas from employers far and wide to train their staff, ” said Lee Lucas, principal of the Academy.
Retail Jewellery and Creative Enterprise courses will give students the opportunity to work and earn a living while they study towards a recognised qualification with the academy, which includes a comprehensive set of modules that cover sales and sales targets, internet sales, stock management, operations, consumer law, visual merchandising, fashion and trend forecasting and product competency.