april, 2022

2022thu28apr(apr 28)7:00 pmthu07jul(jul 7)9:00 pmSilver Jewellery: Beginners 3£140 (£84 concession) - this course is full but operating a waiting list, please contact the office to register your interest on 01223 712340Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks


April 28 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - July 7 (Thursday) 9:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

Use the skills you’ve learned so far to impress friends and family with gifts or start your own business. You will develop your silver jewellery skills and knowledge, building on previous learning.

Throughout the course, you will develop skills in design, soldering, piercing with a jewellery saw, filing and polishing.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Manual dexterity is needed. This is the second term of the beginners course. Some experience is necessary.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Handle and recognise silversmithing tools safely.
• Practice metal forming, wire bending, soldering, and rub-over stone setting techniques.
• Develop skills in forming, annealing and pickling metal to shape a flat band ring.
• Prepare silver prior to soldering or polishing.
• Apply techniques learned to make items of silver jewellery.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment

The tutor will advise regarding purchasing silver for the course.

For the first session, you will need to bring:

Please bring a pen. Tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

Please note: There are no materials fee included in the cost of the course – The tutor will advise you where to order from – costs will be about £25 per term depending on what you make.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Continue your skills in one of our Silver Jewellery courses. The tutor will advise you which course is most suitable

The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.


£140 (£84 concession) This class fills up fast but operates a waiting list – please call the office on 01223 712340 to be added to the waiting list


John RothwellI have been a self-employed silversmith jeweller for over 19 years.  Since leaving the School of Jewellery in 1996 I have had my own shop, have sent my jewellery all around the world, and even had my jewellery at the NEC Clothes Show. I have taught adults with Learn and Train at various community colleges for over 10 years. Courses have included Beginners, Intermediate and City & Guilds silver smithing and jewellery making courses.


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