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This Modern Apprenticeship focuses on the manufacturing and technical skills needed in jewellery making and silversmithing. Employees will learn about designing for the mass market, using CAD/graphic design software, sketching, rendering, carving, sculpting and model making by hand. There are two levels, making it suitable for absolute beginners, as well as employees with experience.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing at SCQF level 5.

Entry requirements

Any employee can apply for this apprenticeship, but those with work experience or a lower-level qualification are more likely to be successful.

Progression and development

Once they complete this apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills they need for job roles such as:

  • Senior jewellery manufacturer/senior goldsmith
  • Senior silverware manufacturer/senior silversmith
  • Senior CAD/CAM designer

Employees who want to continue training can move on to the Technical Apprenticeship in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing and Jewellery Manufacturing CAD/CAM at SCQF level 8.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing at SCQF level 6.

Entry requirements

Any employee can apply for this apprenticeship, but those with work experience or a lower-level qualification (such as the Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 5) are more likely to be successful.

Progression and development

Once they complete this apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills they need for job roles such as:

  • Senior jewellery manufacturer/senior goldsmith
  • Senior silverware manufacturer/senior silversmith
  • Senior CAD/CAM designer

Employees who want to continue training can move on to the Technical Apprenticeship in Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing and Jewellery Manufacturing CAD/CAM at SCQF level 8

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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