The National Association of Jewellers has confirmed the tutors for its free to attend JET seminar at the forthcoming Jewellery & Watch.

The NAJ will be providing JET Foundation (JET1) and Diploma (JET2) taster and refresher seminars at this year’s Jewellery & Watch. All seminars will take place at the NAJ Education theatre in Hall 18.

The JET sessions will be available three times a day on February Sunday 7 and Monday 8, as a Foundation, Diploma or refresher course. The taster sessions will provide an insight into the course and will be led by Michelle McCormick. Students who have completed a JET Foundation are encouraged to come along to the Diploma session, sampling a module on gemstones. For those who completed the JET Diploma some time ago, the JET Refresher session will provide an update and include a Q&A session with the JET tutor.


On Tuesday 9 there will be three one-hour long seminars, with jewellery expert Jo Henderson providing valuable tips and advice on how to make the most of your brand. This will also include advice on selling.

Henderson comments: “A customer journey is so important from the moment your customer interacts with you and your business, through to when they purchase, having had a fantastic experience that they can’t wait to rave about and repeat.”

On Wednesday 10, David Greenaway, JET Management tutor at the NAJ, will give an introduction to the Management course and provide seminars on modules from the course as well as a Q&A session.

Valuation seminars will be free to attend and available to book on Thursday 11 – visitors will be given an introduction to the Certificate of Appraisal Theory (CAT) focusing on taking-in procedures, model valuations and post loss assessment. The NAJ’s experienced CAT advisor, Andrée Richardson, will be on hand to answer any questions potential students have about the course. Richardson will also lead three sessions during the day on aspects of the programme.

Kate Madelin, director for education at the NAJ, adds: “We are really looking forward to meeting everyone at the show. We would encourage members and non-members alike to come along to our hour-long insights into interesting and relevant topics. The NAJ education team and our industry experts will also be available to talk through all of your education and training needs.”

All NAJ seminars and education courses are free to attend. To be able to attend pre-register via the Birmingham team on 0121 237 1110 or email or visit The Education Theatre.

The forthcoming edition of Jewellery & Watch will take place February 7-11 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham.