Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing

SQA code: GJ4H60
Ofqual code: 601/2932/3
Total Qualification Time: 599
Guided Learning Hours: 433
Credit value: 60

The Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing is a practical, beginner's course which provides an opportunity for learners to develop 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.

This qualification that has been developed in partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills to ensure it meets the needs of the industry.

This qualification may be available through employers, training providers and colleges in England.

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who have no prior experience of the jewellery industry.

Its primary purpose is to develop the learner's occupational competence as a jeweller so that they can gain employment or work towards another qualification (see Progression).

This qualification delivers the underpinning knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard for the role and so provides a sound basis for working in the industry.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).


The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • preparing learners to progress to another qualification
  • meeting relevant programmes of learning
  • giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 60 credits. They must complete 13 mandatory units from the qualification structure. 

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • learners with no prior experience
  • learners not in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • apprentices
  • school leavers
  • adults returning to education
  • full-time and part-time study

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification, however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.


Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as jewellery designers, basic gemstone setters, or finishers/polishers.


This qualification is a mandatory component in the Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Trades Apprenticeship in England (as detailed in SASE).


Learners may progress from the Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing to a range of qualifications at Level 3 and Level 4, eg the Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing, Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing CAM/CAD, Level 4 Diploma in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing, or Level 4 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing CAM/CAD.

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Qualification structure

The qualification requires the learner to complete 13 mandatory units (credit value 60).

Please refer to the qualification structure (72 KB) for more information.

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How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the assessment criteria, assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment for the unit.

This qualification is assessed by completing various tasks to evidence what has been learned. This can be carried out through practical assessment, knowledge-based questioning or online assessment. The assessor can then confirm that the learner has met the requirements of the qualification and that they have the necessary underpinning knowledge and skills to progress to Level 3 Diploma in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the tasks and can complete them within the given timescales and specifications.

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