Jewellery Manufacturing at QCF level 2

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The QCF Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing is a practical, beginners course which provides an opportunity for learners to develop a broad range of basic, technical skills and knowledge required for a career in the jewellery manufacturing and design industry.Learners will be taught practical jewellery making skills; about working safely and will also learn how to create designs for jewellery .As the qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards for Jewellery Manufacturing, achievement of the Qualification will enable individuals to demonstrate that they have developed a wide range of jewellery design and making skills using base metals and techniques such as enamelling, engraving, basic gemstone setting and finishing and polishing jewellery items.

There is no requirement to have any previous knowledge of jewellery making, or any academic qualifications prior to taking this Qualification although entry is always at the discretion of the centre.  

This Qualification is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of the workplace and is available through approved SQA centres.

Who does this qualification suit

The QCF Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects and gain a recognised qualification
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • There is no requirement to have any previous knowledge of jewellery making, or any academic qualifications prior to taking this Qualification although entry is always at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

Learners who  successfully achieve the Level 2 Jewellery Manufacturing Qualification may progress to:

  • Level 3 qualifications including:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing CAD/CAM
  • Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Allied Trades
  • Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing
  • Working as a Level 3 Apprentice
  • Entry level employment within goldsmithing or jewellery allied trades. Potential job roles could include: Jewellery Designer (using traditional techniques and 2D media), basic Gemstone Setter; Finisher/Polisher.

Approval

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA's Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification Structure

This qualification requires the learner to complete all 13 of the Mandatory Units in order to achieve a total of 60 credits.

SQA Group Award Code: GJ4H 60

Ofqual Code: 601/2932/3

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure document.

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance for these qualifications are available on SQA's secure website. These are available from your centre's SQA Co-ordinator. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk.

Assessment Strategy

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Apprenticeships

This Qualification is a mandatory component in the Level 2 Jewellery Apprenticeship. 

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre.



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