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Q&A: Sofie Boons, head of teaching and learning, BAJ

Q&A: Sofie Boons, head of teaching and learning, BAJ

Following the Holts Academy’s rebrand, which included a name change to the British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ), Professional Jeweller caught up with the education hub’s head of teaching and learning, Sofie Boons, to find out more about the company’s changes and plans to evolve over the next 12 months. What was the reasoning behind the

University vs apprenticeships: why not both?

Sara Lois on why students should prep themselves for life after study. By Sara Lois On reflection of Robin Bell and Harriet Kelsall’s opinions on jewellery education surely a mix of both academic and practical experience is the best solution. It goes without saying that I am not suggesting being a full time student and

Holts launches higher education jewellery courses

Carefully devised HNC and HND courses tailored to needs of industry. Holts Academy has launched new Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) jewellery courses, created with input and feedback from the industry. The new higher education courses have launched ahead of Holts Academy’s first jewellery degree course for industry, to be inaugurated

Apprenticeships are a far better way to learn

Harriet Kelsall responds to Robin Bell’s views on jewellery degrees. By Harriet Kesall I was particularly interested to read Robin Bell’s piece in the March issue of Professional Jeweller asking whether university is the right place for basic making skills and hoping to inspire a discussion about jewellery education. It is my own belief that an

Is uni the right place for basic making skills?

Jeweller Robin Bell discusses the needs of the industry vs teaching. By Robin Bell If you had spent three years studying a jewellery course and by the end you couldn’t carry out the most basic of tasks related to the subject, would you be satisfied that your time had been well spent? Can you imagine

Mishca gets mythical with Methamorphoses jewels

New line, to launch at IJl, inspired by Ovid’s stories. British jewellery brand Mishca Jewels London is set to unveil a new collection at IJL in September, inspired by the tales of Ovid and metamorphosis. The collection, made in sterling silver and gold vermeil, is inspired by ancient myths of transformation as told by the

EQC launch luxury retail staff training centre

Programme aims to prepare workers for luxury product sector. The European Quality Circle (EQC), an organisation that works to increase sales, profitability and confidence among jewellery retailers and buying groups, is set to offer a number of training programmes in the luxury product sector. EQC’s chief executive Eyal Atzmon said the EQC Training Centre (EQC-TC)